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Apr 26, 2012
Common CUP Principles
The “Common CUP Principles on the Upcoming Collective Rights Management Directive” have been signed by 10 European organisations so far. The initiative was launched by the Copyright Users’ Platform (CUP), an informal group of organisations representing copyright users in a wide range of sectors.
The CUP welcomes the European Commission's initiative to address the issue of collective rights management practices in Europe. In this paper, suggestions are made to achieve improvements in the collective management of rights. Basic principles are suggested, concerning transparency and governance of collective rights management organisations, and dispute resolution mechanisms.
These principles should apply to all collective rights management bodies, at national, regional or EU level. The ultimate aim is to improve the functioning of the internal market and foster the creative sector and the digital economy in Europe.