The Empire Strikes Back: CISAC Beats Commission in General Court

João Pedro Quintais, “The empire strikes back: CISAC beats Commission in General Court”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2013) 8 (9): 680-683 doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpt134

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-67

Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2013-07

7 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2013 Last revised: 10 Jan 2014

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João Quintais

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Date Written: November 7, 2013

Abstract

The General Court's judgments in Case T-442/08 and related cases annulled Article 3 of the Commission's 2008 decision against CISAC and 20 collecting societies, on the basis of the Commission's failure to prove the required evidentiary legal standard for the existence of a concerted practice on national territorial limitations. These judgments should have an impact on the legislative process of the proposed Directive on collective rights management, namely in what concerns the multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses.

Keywords: Copyright, Competition, Collective Rights Management, Multi-territorial Licensing, Collecting Societies, musical works, CISAC, General Court, concerted practice, reciprocal representation agreements

JEL Classification: O34, K11, K19, K21, L41, L43

Suggested Citation

Quintais, João, The Empire Strikes Back: CISAC Beats Commission in General Court (November 7, 2013). João Pedro Quintais, “The empire strikes back: CISAC beats Commission in General Court”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (2013) 8 (9): 680-683 doi:10.1093/jiplp/jpt134, Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2013-67, Institute for Information Law Research Paper No. 2013-07, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2351159

João Quintais (Contact Author)

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