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Title: The elements of the Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management and multi-territorial licensing that may influence the administration of performers' rights in the online environment

Authors: Paloma López Peláez; Alvaro Hernández-Pinzón García; Pedro Rivas Prieto

Addresses: Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes, Sociedad de Gestión de España (AIE), Torrelara, 8, 28016 Madrid, Spain ' Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes, Sociedad de Gestión de España (AIE), Torrelara, 8, 28016 Madrid, Spain ' Artistas Intérpretes o Ejecutantes, Sociedad de Gestión de España (AIE), Torrelara, 8, 28016 Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Title III of the Directive 2014/26/EU of 26 February 2014, regulates multiterritorial licensing by collective management organisations of authors' rights in musical works for online use. Nevertheless, the system of multi-territorial licences does not apply to related rights. This article intends to provide a general view of the legal and practical consequences arising from the exploitation acts, through the online environment, with regard to performers' and producers' intellectual property rights: the relevant rights involved (the differences between the making available and communication to the public rights) and the difficulties for performers on getting a fair remuneration in this environment. The experiences on collective management, with a particular focus on the Spanish transposition of the making available right and other legal systems are also explained.

Keywords: EU Directive 2014/26; collective management; multiterritorial licensing; collective management organisations; CMOs; performer rights; producer rights; digital music services; interactivity; webcasting; digital content; online content; European Union; author rights; intellectual property rights; IPR; musical works; fair remuneration; Spain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2015.071344

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2015 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.41 - 57

Available online: 21 Aug 2015 *

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