The EU General Court partially annuls a Commission decision on anti-competitive conduct among copyright collecting societies (CISAC)

On 12 April 2013, the EU General Court (GC) handed down its judgments in the appeals brought by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and 21 of its member collecting society associations against an earlier decision of the European Commission finding that they had engaged in anti-competitive conduct. National collecting societies are entrusted with the tasks of copyright management and the granting of copyright licences to commercial users (e.g., TV channels and radio stations) on behalf of authors of musical works. CISAC members all entered bilaterally with each other into so-called “reciprocal representation” agreements (RRAs) based on the CISAC model contract, which governs the collective management of music copyright for every category of

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Peter L'Ecluse, The EU General Court partially annuls a Commission decision on anti-competitive conduct among copyright collecting societies (CISAC), 12 April 2013, e-Competitions April 2013, Art. N° 57206

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