*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – EC Comm., dec. C(2008) 3435 final, 16.07.08, CISAC, case COMP/38.698 The Board had to deal with two complaints about the administration of copyright in musical works. The first complaint from the RTL group alleged that GEMA, a German copyright society, had refused a licence for its music broadcasting activities. And the second, from Music Choice Europe, concerned the model contract of CISAC, the international association of authors' societies. This contract, which is intended to apply to all modes of exploitation of musical works requiring a licence covering public performance rights (music repertoire licence, satellite footprint licence), contains two
CASE COMMENT: COLLUSIVE PRACTICES - ARTICLE 81 EC - AUTHORS’ RIGHTS - COLLECTING SOCIETIES
Collecting societies: The European Commission challenges the standard contract of CISAC and territorial restrictions, but does not challenge the mechanism of reciprocal representation (CISAC)
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