The Appeal Court of Ljubljana annuls a decision in relation to minor offence proceedings against a collecting society (SAZAS: Slovenian organization for collective management of copyrights for authors)

Introduction In SAZAS case, the Slovenian Competition Protection Office (hereinafter referred to as the CPO) adopted a partial administrative decision in April 2011 (Case 306-35/2009-108), finding that Združenje skladateljev, avtorjev in založnikov za zaščito avtorskih pravic Slovenije (hereinafter referred to as the SAZAS), a collecting society set up by Slovene musicians, which collectively enforces and manages copyrights of musical works, distorted the competition and abused its dominant position on the market for collective management of copyrights for authors. The Supreme Court upheld the decision in January 2014 (case G 24/2011). Following the final decision in the administrative proceedings, the Slovenian Competition Protection Agency (hereinafter referred to as the CPA) [1] held

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Andrej Fatur, The Appeal Court of Ljubljana annuls a decision in relation to minor offence proceedings against a collecting society (SAZAS: Slovenian organization for collective management of copyrights for authors), 9 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 84268

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