Cable Europe Statement on Collective Rights Management

Cable Europe Statement on Collective Rights Management
11/07/2012 Cable Europe

We support improving standards for sounder and more efficient collective rights management in Europe. Today marks a step forward for improved governance and transparency.

The question remains as to what extent today’s text furthers the ability of rights users to quickly and legally access content for distribution in Europe’s rich content market.

Information provided to users – licensing conditions, criteria for calculating tariffs, and administrative requirements – constitutes the basis for fair negotiations. Further guidance on collecting societies’ relationships with rights users is needed so that we can continue to acquire premium content for the premium networks with which we provide Europe.