About Collecting Societies
28th August 2012

Collecting Societies are bodies which have authority to licence copyrighted works and collect royalties on behalf of artists who are the copyright owners. Arts Law advocates for improved transparency and efficiency in the operation of collecting societies and supports proposals by the European Commission to this effect. Arts Law supports strengthened reporting obligations and enhanced control by right holders over the activities of collecting societies. Arts Law has long been engaged in lobbying for increased transparency concerning the fees charged by collecting societies.

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Copyright: Commission proposes easier music licensing in the Single Market
18th July 2012

The European Commission proposes measures to modernise collecting societies and put in place incentives to promote their transparency and efficiency.

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Greater Transparency in Fees charged by Copyright Collecting Societies
12th March 2012

The Arts Law Centre of Australia has successfully lobbied Copyright Agency Limited, Screenrights and Viscopy to make changes to the information available on their websites concerning the fees charged by them to administer the collection and distribution of copyright royalties.

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Licence Fees Paid by Radio for use of Sound Recordings
18th March 2005

Arts Law made a submission to a review by the Federal Government on the 1% cap on the licence fees paid to the PPCA for the playing of sound recordings on radio.

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