A Swedish Court of Appeal holds that the agreements whereby authors had entrusted the administration of their literary works to a collecting society constitutes the basis of an unlawful cooperation and thus were null and void (Mediearkivet)

Introduction In two cases concerning the administration by a collecting society of literary works, the Stockholm District Court and, on appeal, the Court of Appeal, examined the agreements whereby authors had entrusted the administration of their literary works to a collecting society. It was eventually concluded that the agreements constituted the basis of an unlawful cooperation and thus were null and void. Background ALIS is a Swedish collecting society for

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  • Vinge (Stockholm)
  • Cosmetics Europe (Brussels)

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Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen, A Swedish Court of Appeal holds that the agreements whereby authors had entrusted the administration of their literary works to a collecting society constitutes the basis of an unlawful cooperation and thus were null and void (Mediearkivet), 21 June 2010, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2010, Art. N° 38161

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