Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
AT&T Partners With Chernin In Video Venture
Pioneer BDP-170 Blu-ray Disc Player Comes With Wi-Fi, Miracast And Youtube Connectivity
LG's G Watch is Water Resistant
Micron Releases New Solid State Drive For Data Centers
Toshiba Joins GLOBALSOLUTIONS Ecosystem
Apple Is Eyes The Electronic Payments Market
G.Skill Launches 32GB DDR3L-2133 1.35V SO-DIMM Memory Kit
Apple Makes Progress on Reducing Environmental Impact
Active Discussions
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
Video editing software.
 Home > News > General Computing > EU Comm...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, July 06, 2005
EU Commission plans Europe-wide licensing of online music


The efforts on the part of the EU Commission to simplify the exploitation of copyrights on the Internet have this week been stepped up to a degree that has apparently caused them to come to the public's awareness.

On Thursday according to the Financial Times Deutschland the Commission intends to present a study on the subject. What was more, the paper states, the Commission was planning to introduce a Europe-wide license for online music. The latter was designed to boost cross-border sales of music tracks and stimulate competition in the sector. The EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Charlie McCreevy, will according to the report decide by this fall whether these plans are to be implemented through a directive or whether a set of recommendations is to be issued to the EU member states. The abolition of national collecting societies such as the German GEMA was not being planned, however, the paper writes.

Because it considered "common regulations for the collective safeguarding of rights and in particular with respect to the work of the collecting societies to be urgently required," about a year ago the EU Commission had suggested the creation of common legal provisions for collecting societies. These would make it easier to sell music tracks via the Internet, because to date online shops have to sign a separate agreement on the exploitation of copyrights in each EU member state. The EU Commission is in favor of there being in future only one collecting society with which Internet music shops would have to settle accounts for their music sales in all 25 EU member states. Setting up online shops would thereby become a lot less difficult and hence more attractive. The competition arising in turn between the societies could also lead to better conditions for suppliers.

From Heise Online



Previous
Next
HD DVD-R disc introduction        All News        DVD+RW Alliance negotiates royalty cut with optical disc makers
Plextor Introduces the Simplest Way to Watch TV on a PC     General Computing News      EU will vote on software patents rules on Wednesday

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Sony Introduces "Project Morpheus" Virtual Reality Headset For PS4
LG Prada Looking Smartphone Announced
LG Prada Look-alike is Nearing Arrival
Nokia N95 Voted European Media Phone 2007-2008
New Low End Samsung Phone
LG KP 202 Ready to Hit Europe
Thomson to Acquire Reuters
Sega to Unveil Five Games at European PS3 Launch
Sagem Debuts new Spring Line-up
Sony Europe Launches Stylish 2.1 Channel PC Speaker System
Azureus' Video Distribution Platform Goes Live
U.S. Judge Rules Against Morpheus

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .