Effective October 27, any person can create parodies, potpourri and caricature without getting a permission from the author of copyrighted works. It has become possible after the amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act of Ukraine have come into force regarding the use of copyrighted works in parodies, potpourris and caricatures. All you have to do is to indicate the author and the source.
It should be noted that until now, there was no regulatory framework in Ukraine to cover such issues. Therefore, all authors were protected against the use of their works (or parts of works) for parodies or caricatures. In other words, previously, if such use had been insulting or simply undesirable for authors, they were entitled to restrict it.
According to the latest amendments, the Law provides the following definitions:
Such statutory innovations fall under the world’s best practices and will encourage the development of show business and art in Ukraine.