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Juncker snubs US in trade address

During his State of the Union address on 13 September, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, stressed that he wants to introduce a fast-track system to ensure Brussels can quickly conclude upcoming free trade agreements (FTAs).

This new process would replace the current system, which sees national parliaments ratifying key aspects of all EU trade deals.

Public consultation on reforming Copyright Board of Canada 

Canada’s government has launched a public consultation on proposed legislative and regulatory changes to the Board’s decision-making processes.

The Copyright Board of Canada establishes royalties for the use of copyrighted content in areas where this is entrusted to collective management organisations, such as music streaming, public performance, and TV retransmission.

Meet the music publishers

How did you get into music publishing?

My father started working in music publishing when he set up Essex Music in 1955. My older brother was chosen to take over the business, which he did for a few years, but then decided to move to France. I was next in line.

I then started my own company, Bucks Music, alongside the family company in 1994.

IP Summit 2017 - First look

The 12th edition of the IP Summit will take place in Brussels on 7 & 8 December 2017.

This high-level conference will gather 450 practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to patent, copyright, trademark, design and new technologies.

Meet the music publishers

How did you get into music publishing?

WIPO ruling stops Spanish system of manipulating television revenues

Brussels, 21 July - WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, yesterday issued a binding decision on the arbitration procedure initiated by Spanish music publishers associations (Organización Profesional de Editores de Música – OPEM, and Asociación Espanola de Editores de Música – AEDEM) on the issue of collective management organisation SGAE’s distribution rules for income received f

Canal + fails to honour its commitments to authors' rights

French Music Publishers' Association CSDEM, is unhappy with the decision of Canal + to no longer pay royalties for the programmes it broadcasts. 

Statement (in French) below.


Paris, le 5 juillet 2017

Droits d'auteur: Canal + ne tient pas ses propres engagements

AEDEM statement at SGAE's Board Meeting on 28 June

Dear colleagues,

Below is a statement from AEDEM’s music publisher representatives in SGAE, Alma Martínez, Cecilia León and Javier Briongos, which was presented at SGAE’s Board meeting on 28 June:

“Following the recent judicial inquiry into the so-called ‘wheel’ of television companies, we would like to state that:

Search engines can be compelled to remove illegal sites from results

Ottawa, Canada and London, UK, 28th June 2017 – In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has today issued a judgment confirming that Canadian courts have the power to compel search engines to take effective action to remove illegal sites from their search results both in Canada and worldwide.