August 27, 2010
DIGITALEUROPE calls on the European Commission to take the opportunity address the Copyright Levies issue in the upcoming Collective Rights Management Directive.
The copyright levy system is fragmenting the European single market.
The Monti Report says levies need to be tackled together with content licensing.
The announced Collective Rights Management Directive provides the perfect opportunity to modernise the EU levies regime.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE EU TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION.
Until then authors, artists, consumers and businesses across Europe will continue to get a raw deal.
Copyright levies are a facet of Collective Rights Management. They are administered collectively by the same entities that manage rights collectively for licensing.
There is increasing litigation all over Europe as a result of the internal market fragmentation due to national copyright levies management.
Stakeholder dialogue ended in failure. Despite best efforts stakeholders could not find a way forward.
DIGITALEUROPE calls on the EU to take decisive action now. The announced Collective Rights Management Directive provides the perfect platform to implement a more open, fair and effective way to benefit both rights owners and consumers.
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