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Regulating the Collecting Societies

About this project
John Street

Simone Schroff

Lead investigator(s):
Prof John Street
Dr Simone Schroff

Start Date: 21st March 2013
End Date: 20th March 2015


Collecting societies are key to the operation of the copyright regime and, as the Hargreaves Review noted, their regulation is an ever more pressing issue. Currently, there are various regulatory regimes in operation, extending from statutory regulation to self-regulation. This project has investigated how these different regimes came into existence, and how collecting societies (both within and between countries) are responding to the challenges that they currently face. It has explored the likely impact of the EU Directive on collective managements on collecting societies. 

Project outputs include: