Cabinet: music services will be able to get licenses throughout the EU

Mar

28

2015

Copyright organizations like Buma / Stemra and Sena will be able to issue licenses for the whole European Union. In this way, for example, need services for streaming music does not exit in each EU Member State separately licenses.

Copyright According to a bill of the new State Secretary of Security and Justice, Klaas Dijkhoff. Moreover, the proposal was already being prepared: it is based on a European directive adopted over a year ago.

Under the proposal can knock a company like Spotify or Deezer in one so-called collective management organization to take out licenses. Now they must still separately in each Member State of the European Union. If a management organization is unable to self-territory licenses’ issue, they can collaborate with organizations in other countries. Organizations such as Buma / Stemra and Sena manage copyright licenses of their customers, such as authors, composers and musicians.

Incidentally differs copyright still within the different EU Member States. The European Commission has been working on proposals to harmonize. In addition, the licenses are valid only for music; for example, the purchase of licenses for films and TV series, the new law no consequences.

As far as MEP Marietje Schaake D66, the Europe-wide licenses are not yet sufficient. Regarding its also about the broom by the collective management organizations, so wrote them when the European Directive was adopted. Thus, organizations must become more democratic.

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