Auditing the Performing Rights Society - investigating a new European Union Collective Management Organization member audit method
by Graeme Gilfillan; Abraham Gert Van Der Vyver
International Journal of Technology Policy and Law (IJTPL), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2019

Abstract: The European Union Rights Management Directive 2014/26/EU, provides regulatory oversight of European Union (EU) Collective Management Organizations (CMOs). However, the Directive has no provision indicating how members of EU CMOs may conduct non-financial audits of their CMO income and reporting. This paper addresses the problem of a lack of an audit method through a case study of the five writer members of the music group Duran Duran, who have been members of the UK's CMO for performing rights - the Performing Rights Society (PRS) for over 35 years. The paper argues a new audit CMO member method that can address the lacunae regarding the absence of CMO member right to audit a CMO and an applicable CMO audit method.

Online publication date: Tue, 04-Feb-2020

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