The Croatian High Administrative Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision concerning the abuse of dominance in the collection of royalties (Croatian Composers’ Society)

On 7 March 2012 the Croatian High Administrative Court (VUS) [1] upheld the infringement decision [2] of the Croatian Competition Authority (AZTN) [3] issued against the Croatian Composers' Society (HDS-ZAMP) [4] for abusing its dominant position on the market for collection of royalties for copyrighted music by applying discriminatory conditions (distinct royalty rates) and thus placing certain undertakings at a competitive disadvantage. The case dates back to 2009 when the AZTN established that by making certain discounts from the regular royalty rates available only to a limited number of undertakings HDS-ZAMP has discriminated against the rest of the competitors. For instance

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Croatian High Administrative Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision concerning the abuse of dominance in the collection of royalties (Croatian Composers’ Society), 20 April 2012, e-Competitions April 2012, Art. N° 49029

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