ALERTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EUROPEAN UNION - TELECOMMUNICATIONS - AUDIOVISUAL - ABUSE OF DOMINANT POSITION

Abuse of dominant position: The Court of Justice of the European Union extends to festivals its permissive case-law allowing collecting societies to impose a scale of royalties calculated on the basis of gross receipts from the sale of admission tickets to discotheques and on the receipts from television broadcasts intended for the general public (SABAM / Weareone.World, Wecandance)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 25 November 2020, the Court of Justice of the Union delivered a judgment in case C-372/19 (SABAM).which follows the reference for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal de l'entreprise d'Anvers (Antwerp Works Tribunal) concerning the remuneration charged to music festivals by a Belgian copyright management body - SABAM -, incidentally in a de facto monopoly situation, for the use of the repertoire for which it is responsible. In the main proceedings, two organizers of music festivals contested the validity of tariff 211, applied by SABAM, which they considered unfair because it did not correspond to the economic value of the service provided by SABAM.

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Alain Ronzano, Abuse of dominant position: The Court of Justice of the European Union extends to festivals its permissive case-law allowing collecting societies to impose a scale of royalties calculated on the basis of gross receipts from the sale of admission tickets to discotheques and on the receipts from television broadcasts intended for the general public (SABAM / Weareone.World, Wecandance), 25 November 2020, Concurrences N° 4-2020, Art. N° 98066, www.concurrences.com

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