The Greens - EFA

Collective Rights Management: How to make it work

a greens/efa public conference

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Collective rights management, when properly functioning, is the most effective way for authors to benefit from the licencing of their rights. While the importance of collective right management as a principle is obvious, in recent years, many concerns and criticisms have been raised by both rights holders and users on the functioning of collective management societies.

This conference will take place in the midst of the process of designing a new directive on collective rights management. The Greens have called for a reform in this field for many years, for better governance, management and efficiency, improved transparency on tariffs, revenue distribution and accounting practices. It is now an historic opportunity to solve longstanding abuses and problems, and to establish new mechanisms to facilitate the licencing of musical works in Europe.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

9:30-9:40
Introduction
by MEP Helga Trüpel

9:40-10:40
Improving the functioning of CRM bodies for artists
Chaired by MEP Eva Lichtenberger

10:40-11:20
Questions and debate

11:20-12:20
Improving the licensing of artistic works in Europe

12:20-12:50
Questions and debate

12:50-13:00
Conclusion
by MEP Christian Engström

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