The EU Collective Rights Management Directive
Today, the existing EU legal framework creates legal uncertainties for authors’ societies’ activities.
Europe needs an up-to-date set of laws that takes into account the challenges of today’s changing world and contributes to the benefits authors' societies provide, both to rightsholders and users. An appropriate framework for licensing legal online music services and the sensitive application of competition law is a vital step in driving authors' societies forward.
The Directive will focus on two areas:
- developing new rules for the licensing of online music
- harmonising transparency and governance rules for copyright societies
The Proposal for a Directive has now been published and you can read the text to it here.
Our thoughts on the Directive
Gesac position paper - full document
Gesac position paper - in brief
Gesac position paper - summary
Response to the Directive.
- A selection of press releases on the proposed Directive:
GESAC Press release
- Collective Rights Management proposal – what the press said:
Media coverage of the proposed Directive
- More news on the proposed Directive from this site:
Authors' societies move to voluntarily improve transparency and governance
Q&A with Véronique Desbrosses, General Manager of the European grouping of author societies, GESAC
The right answer to the challenges faced by European authors’ societies?
Authorsocieties.eu attends EPP hearing in the European Parliament
Where next for collective rights management in Europe? Authorsocieties.eu joins the debate at the Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels