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AK Position Paper on the Directive on collective management of copyright and related rights for online uses

The BAK welcomes the initiative of the EU-Commission to introduce a harmonized framework for collecting societies in order to achieve transparency and improve their management and supervision bringing about at least minimal harmonisation in this complex legal area.
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From a consumers´ point of view – who in the last stance has to bear the cost of licences and statutory remuneration claims (as for example the copying fee) – it is adamant that collecting societies work efficiently and transparently with regard to their tariff fixing and the management of royalties. In future, all relevant activities, that is fixing of tariffs, management and distribution of royalties and the legal position of creative with respect to the collecting societies shall be subject to the control by a regulatory authority. The relevant framework has to be set by law.« Zurück


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