The Competition Authority of Bosnia & Herzegovina prosecutes a collecting society for abuse of dominance (AMUS)

On 11 June 2013 the Competition Authority of Bosnia & Herzegovina (KV) [1] found that a collecting society with exclusive right to collect royalties for broadcasting of musical works AMUS [2] has abused its dominant position on the relevant market by applying discriminatory conditions towards broadcasting organizations as well as exceeding its legal powers to fix royalty rates. The KV's investigation was propmpted by a complaint submitted by the collecting society Sine Qua Non, alleging that by concluding a collective agreement with several broadcasters associations (PEM, [3] AEM, [4] and URS [5]) AMUS has abused its dominant position on the market for copyright protection by discriminating against broadcasting organizations that are not members of those associations. The said

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Competition Authority of Bosnia & Herzegovina prosecutes a collecting society for abuse of dominance (AMUS), 11 June 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2013, Art. N° 54814

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