Europe’s Missed Copyright Opportunity
A fragmented framework provided by the E.U. for collecting income from music online distorts royalty capture. This caused not only the record industry and collecting societies to make losses, but affects above all song writers and singers.
An analysis of how much money artists lose under the current regulatory framework. We were able to show that the current framework allows Collecting Societies to only capture a fraction of the potential revenues from digital music. This results in losses for artists, the record industry and digital music aggregators alike.
The European Union adopted Directive 2014/26/EU on collective rights management and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses.
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