Edited by Susy Frankel
Chapter 14: ‘Copyright is an engine of free expression’ or ‘free expression is an engine of copyright’?
This chapter discusses the various models and approaches to collective management of copyright and related rights in the EU. The models include mere representation of groups of authors’ structures, public bodies responsible – pursuant to the law – for managing authors’ rights, commercial companies and actual consortia. Competition law and national policies impact these bodies in different ways. This chapters looks at the effects of the different models, their goals and the problems of management of rights at EU level.
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