Regulation of Collecting Societies
Hugenholtz, Quaedvlieg, Visser, A Century of Dutch copyright law, published by deLex 2012, p. 477-504.
28 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2016 Last revised: 15 Apr 2016
Date Written: Januari 1, 2012
This chapter addresses the specific supervision and regulation of collecting societies under Dutch and EU law. Supervision on collecting societies is deemed necessary, because they often have a monopoly position. But abuse of a dominant position may also be unlawful under general tort law, the Dutch Competition Act and European anti-trust law. Therefore, apart from the regulations specifically applicable to collecting societies, relevant case law and issues in the area of Dutch and EU competition law are also dealt with.
Keywords: collecting societies, copyright, monopoly, regulation
JEL Classification: O34, K21
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