The Slovenian Supreme Court upholds the decision of the Competition Authority finding that a company abused its dominance on the market for collective management of copyrights (SAZAS)

Introduction In SAZAS case, the Slovenian Competition Protection Office (hereinafter referred to as the CPO) adopted a partial decision in April 2011 (Case 306-35/2009-108), finding that Združenje skladateljev, avtorjev in založnikov za zaščito avtorskih pravic Slovenije (hereinafter referred to as the SAZAS), a collecting society set up by Slovene musicians, which collectively enforces and manages copyrights of musical works, distorted the competition and abused its dominant position on the market for collective management of copyrights for authors. The CPO established that SAZAS’ conduct in relation to membership restrictions and non-transparency of operations, royalties and contributions to the promotional fund constituted infringements under competition law. In accounting royalties,

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Andrej Fatur, The Slovenian Supreme Court upholds the decision of the Competition Authority finding that a company abused its dominance on the market for collective management of copyrights (SAZAS), 27 January 2014, e-Competitions January 2014, Art. N° 83573

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