Photographer Agnese Zeltiņa was awarded the prize for photographs from opera productions "Macbeth", "Walled", "Carmen", "Tanheizer", "Turaida Rose", "Chronicle of Distortion", "Faust" and "The Wandering Dutchman". Composer Kārlis Auzāns has won the Copyright Infinity Award for music for the documentary "Sunbeams". The award was also won by music and lyricist Guntars Račs and arranger Gints Stankevičs for the title song "Listen All", the group "Brainstorm" - for the song "Flashlight", and composer Rihards Dubra - for the composition "O Crux Ave". Choreographer Taiga Ludborža and composer Juris Kulakovs won the prize for the dance "I, a girl like a rose", which was shown on television and widely used in concerts throughout Latvia.
Since 1999, AKKA / LAA has been gathering information on the most widely used works in the previous year, for which authors have been charged. The "Copyright Infinity Prize" serves as a reminder of the ways in which a work put into the world can go, even if the author did not initially imagine it.
AKKA/LAA brings together diverse authors who collectively implement the management of their economic rights, creating effective cooperation between authors and the users of their works in order to give users a convenient way to legal use of copyrighted works and simplify the authors’ receipt of royalties. The society is a non-governmental organization. Its operation is managed by the Council elected by the authors themselves.
The society is working according the Law on the Collective Management of Copyright. AKKA/LAA is a multi-repertory rights management organization representing musical, literary, dramatic, visual and audiovisual repertoires. More than 6 500 authors in Latvia are represented. AKKA/LAA is a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC). AKKA/LAA represents the interests of foreign authors on the basis of reciprocal representation agreements that have been concluded with more than 130 foreign organizations for the protection of copyrights.More info: AKKA/LAA & LETA