The Polish Competition Authority accepts commitments from the authors’ association concerning copyrights management agreements under Polish and EU competition law (ZAiKS)

Market structure and dominant position ZAiKS is the largest association of authors and composers in Poland and the sole active on the market for collective management of copyrights for vocal and musical works. This market was considered by the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) to be the relevant product market for the purposes of antitrust assessment and a separate market from other types of copyrights management. In this respect the UOKiK noted that due to increased effectiveness, uniformity and demand, collective management of copyrights cannot be compared to their individual management. Moreover, it differentiated between market for vocal and musical works on the one hand and other types of works protected by copyrights on the other hand. In this respect

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Tomasz Kozieł, The Polish Competition Authority accepts commitments from the authors’ association concerning copyrights management agreements under Polish and EU competition law (ZAiKS), 24 August 2010, e-Competitions August 2010, Art. N° 32566

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