Title: Collective management of music copyrights in Macedonia: climbing up the ladder in the corner of Europe

Authors: Mirjana Stankovic; Maja Kambovska-Bozinoska; Bratislav Stankovic

Addresses: Ministry of Education and Science, Mito Hadzivasilev-Jasmin bb, 1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia ' FON University, Vojvodina bb, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia ' University for Information Science and Technology 'St. Paul the Apostle', Partizanska bb, 6000 Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Abstract: Music copyrights are an instrument of the legal system that provides for incentives for commercial music market creation and profit generation. This article addresses the trials and tribulations of the music authors in Macedonia with respect to collective management of their music copyrights. Our evidence-based conclusion is that, generally, the music authors get what they deserve. Complaining about the inefficiency of the current music copyrights collective management system in Macedonia will not make the problems disappear. Copying other countries' 'successful' systems will not do the trick either. Macedonia should devise a new system of music copyrights, using the successful models developed by others, yet tailored to its own needs.

Keywords: music copyright; collective management; Macedonia; musicians.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2013.053456

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2013 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.143 - 158

Received: 06 Oct 2012
Accepted: 07 Nov 2012

Published online: 31 Mar 2014 *

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