The European Commission exempts a standard agreement entered into by a number of copyright administration societies from Europe, South America, Asia and New Zealand (IFPI Simulcasting)

"From discothèques to websites, a new approach to music copyright licensing: the Simulcasting decision"* On 8 October 2002 the Commission adopted a decision in case COMP/C2/38.014 IFPI Simulcasting exempting a standard agreement entered into by a number of copyright administration societies from Europe, South America, Asia and New Zealand. This is the first decision by the Commission concerning the collective management and licensing of copyright for the purposes of commercial exploitation of musical works on the Internet. Some of the issues at stake in this case have already been subject to a competition assessment at a time when the Internet had no commercial relevance. In the particular context of copyright licensing of physical premises where music is publicly performed, the

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Miguel Mendes Pereira, The European Commission exempts a standard agreement entered into by a number of copyright administration societies from Europe, South America, Asia and New Zealand (IFPI Simulcasting), 8 October 2002, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2002, Art. N° 38922

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