ATRIP Intellectual Property series
Edited by Jan Rosén
Chapter 7: Managing online music rights in the European Digital Single Market: current scenarios and future prospects
Boosting the music business in the internet age has proven to be a tough proposition. Online copyright infringement still has the edge over legitimate music. Moreover, the music industry has faced dramatic losses in the offline markets that have not been offset by the increase in revenues from the online music sector. In Europe the situation is more complex than that in the US since the European Union (EU) does not have a single copyright system and the enforcement and management of exclusive rights in musical compositions, music performances and sound recordings still takes place mostly on a country-by-country basis, despite the international reach of the internet.
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