Policy areas /overview / detail
Apr 23, 2010
Collective rights management
One of the major issues in the area of copyright that Pearle* has been working on, is the review of the collective rights management. Pearle* articulates various difficulties and problems in the collective rights management for the performing arts sector. They concern the increase of tariffs, a lack of transparency and efficiency and the absence of flexible working arbitration systems.
Pearle* is strongly in favour of a better governace and regulatory environment on the management of rights by collecting societies and other intermediary representatives of rightholders. Together with the CUP, Pearle* aims at a simplification of copyright legislation and more efficiency and transparency of the rights clearance process.
Therefore, Pearle* calls upon the Commission to propose a new framework directive on the governance of collecting societies. The position papers related to this issue can be found under the links below.