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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.

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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.

Police raid SGAE, 18 detained

Spanish police have raided the offices of local collective management organisation SGAE as part of an investigation into various members of SGAE and employees of several television stations.

They are investigating the collection of royalties for music played on late night television.

EUIPO/Europol 2017 Situation Report

This report tracks the evolution of counterfeiting and piracy within the EU, both online and offline.

Swedish Music Publishers Association launches The Equalizer Project

The Swedish Music Publishers Association (Musikförläggarna) is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry.

Meet the music publishers: Teri Nelson Carpenter from Reel Muzik Werks in El Segundo, California.

How did you get into music publishing?

My first job in the industry after earning my Music Degree was at Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) - one of the major U.S. performing rights societies in Film/TV relations. That is when music publishing became alive to me.

What concerns do you have in your market?

Chris Butler elected new ICMP Chair during Midem

ICMP has elected Chris Butler, MPA UK, as its Chair taking over from Andrew Jenkins, Universal Music Publishing. At the meeting, the ICMP Board also elected its new Executive. Nicolas Galibert (CSDEM France) and Goetz von Einem (BMG) will serve as Vice Chairs, and Ralph Peer (NMPA US) and Rolf Budde (DMV Germany) as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

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