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E.U. Calls For Self-Regulated Music Royalties System

Law360 (October 12, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a move to trim the regulatory thicket that has put a damper on online music sales in Europe, the European Union is urging copyright holders across the region to form a single body for collecting royalties.

The European Commission said Wednesday it had decided in favor of self-regulation, asking the music industry to create its own system for collecting royalties across the multiple jurisdictions that make up Europe’s music market.

The Brussels-based executive body proposed wiping out territorial restrictions in existing licensing contracts and giving...
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