The Italian Competition Authority targets anti-competitive practices in market for the copyright management services (SIAE-Assomusica)

In SIAE-Assomusica [1], the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has opened an Article 102 TFEU investigation and Article 101 TFEU investigation into restrictive business practices put in place in the copyright management sector. The facts of the case The ICA investigations were triggered by the complaints filed by Soundreef and Innovaetica, by which they blamed Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE) and Associazione Italiana Organizzatori e Produttori Spettacoli di Musica dal vivo (Assomusica) for having infringed competition. SIAE is an organization to which the Italian Copyright Law no. 633/1941 (LDA) award the exclusive rights to carry out a number of activities for the management and royalty collection of copyright and neighbouring rights [2]. A limitation to the legal

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority targets anti-competitive practices in market for the copyright management services (SIAE-Assomusica), 5 April 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2017, Art. N° 83707

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