CUP Common Concerns on Directive on Collective Rights Management

2013 – CUP COMMON CONCERNS ON DIRECTIVE ON COLLECTIVE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

The Copyright Users’ Platform (CUP) is a forum for informal dialogue between representative organisations of major copyright users. CUP members meet regularly to discuss EU copyright policy and have actively debated the recent European Commission proposal for a Directive on collective rights management.

Building on the April 2012 Common CUP principles on transparency and governance of collective rights management organisations and dispute resolution mechanisms, the CUP welcomes the European Commission Proposal for a Directive on collective rights management and appreciates the fact that some key CUP requests have been taken into account by the European Commission.

However the current Proposal for a Directive stops short of fully addressing the possible improvements which could be made to the governance and transparency of collective rights management organisations in the EU. The following document outlines further improvements which should be made to Title II and provisions on dispute resolution mechanisms in the future Directive.

To access the CUP proposed improvements to this Directive, please see here.

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