The Spanish Competition Authority fines a professional association for fixing abusive fees (EGEDA)

Spain: The Comisión de la Competencia (CNC) fines EGEDA for fixing abusive Fees* On 2 March 2012, the CNC Council concluded that the decision of Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA) to charge general monthly fees for the public broadcasting of audio-visual content in hotel rooms by reference to the number of beds in hotels and not to use the information it has on hotel occupation was abusive: a fine of € 478 515 was imposed on EGEDA. As a result of a complaint made by the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos - CEHAT), the

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European Competition Network Brief, The Spanish Competition Authority fines a professional association for fixing abusive fees (EGEDA), 2 March 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin March 2012, Art. N° 46704

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