The Haarlem District Court rules on a dispute between the Dutch collecting society and the UK collecting society regarding the licensing of portfolio (BUMA / PRS)

In a judgment dated 19 August 2008 (published only recently), the District Court of Haarlem in the Netherlands ruled on a dispute between the Dutch collecting society BUMA (“BUMA”) and the UK collecting society Performing Right Society Limited (“PRS”), regarding the licensing by BUMA of PRS‘ portfolio outside the territory of the Netherlands. In addition to ruling on the validity of certain contractual territorial restrictions in the context of online music,

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Peter L'Ecluse, The Haarlem District Court rules on a dispute between the Dutch collecting society and the UK collecting society regarding the licensing of portfolio (BUMA / PRS), 19 August 2008, e-Competitions August 2008, Art. N° 44505

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