The Italian Competition Authority opened an investigation into a potential anti-competitive agreement in connection with the creation of a joint venture between two copyright collecting societies. On November 3, 2020, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM or the “ICA”) opened a formal investigation into a potential anti-competitive agreement in breach of Section 101 TFEU in connection with the creation of a joint venture by two copyright collecting societies, “Nuovo Istituto Mutualistico per la Tutela degli Artisti Interpreti ed Esecutori” (“New IMAIE”) and SCF S.r.l. (“SCF”). New IMAIE collects and distributes copyright-connected royalties to artists, actors, and performers (“Performers”) from those who use their music or audiovisual creations for communication to the public, such as TV
The Italian Competition Authority publishes an investigation into a cooperative joint venture between copyright collecting companies (New IMAIE / SCF)
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