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  1. Universal Switches To SDRM Across Europe

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (SABAM) has not renewed its pan-European licensing agreement with Universal Music Group International (UMGI) for the collection of mechanical royalties. SABAM collected mechanical royalties ...

  2. GEMA, YouTube Heading To Court

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fight between YouTube and the German collection society GEMA is heading into the next round. GEMA announced today (Sept. 30) that they will file a case for principal proceedings in the next few weeks against YouTube. In August, GEMA failed at ...

  3. GEMA Fails In YouTube Legal Challenge

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German collection society GEMA's legal challenge to prevent YouTube from making 75 compositions available online has failed. The Regional Court of Hamburg today (Aug. 27) dismissed the application submitted by GEMA for an interim injunction a ...

  4. GEMA CEO Reaches Out To YouTube

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT At GEMA's annual general meeting held in Berlin, GEMA CEO Dr. Harald Heker appealed to YouTube to commence serious negotiations once and for all and to sign a license contract guaranteeing the providers of content reasonable and appropriate r ...

  5. Free Record Shop Hails Sales Tax Cut Campaign

    June 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Free Record Shop in Belgium said that its one-day price drop, intended to mirror a cut in sales tax from 21% to 6%, increased CD sales significantly. Free Record Shop reported a boost in CDs sold of 37 % in units, accounting for a raise in turnove ...

  6. GEMA Talks With YouTube Break Down

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German collecting society GEMA has ordered YouTube to remove 600 videos by its members from the video-sharing platform's German service, after contract renewal talks broke down. GEMA has taken a defiant stand against YouTube and won the suppo ...

  7. Sabam, Simim Ink Joint Rights Deal With Employers

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Under the banner UNISONO, the Belgian authors' rights group Sabam and neighbouring rights association Simim have concluded a comprehensive agreement on licenses for the use of music in companies and enterprises. In addition, Sabam also sealed ...

  8. SABAM Joins Warner/Chappell's Pan-European Initiative

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers SABAM has joined Warner/Chappell's Pan-European Digital Licensing (PEDL) initiative. The society will now be authorised to offer pan-European digital licenses in Warner/Chappell ...

  9. Belgian Collecting Society SABAM Under Fire

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Brussels public prosecutor has accused authors' and publishers collecting society SABAM of the incorrect distribution of royalties to the rightful authors, composers and publishers. The decision of the prosecutor is based on the results o ...

  10. Europe's Younison Demands Digital Transparency

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Younison, a pressure group for the European music industry that formed last year, has issued a charter demanding that artists receive their fair share of digital revenues and calling for more transparency in the accounting and distribution of thes ...

  11. Belgian ISP Scarlet Lands P2P Court Fine

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Brussels court has upheld its earlier ruling that ISP Scarlet must prevent users from infringing copyright on peer-to-peer networks. It follows the July 2007 Court of First Instance verdict where Belgian authors' rights association SABAM ob ...

  12. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  13. Belgians Win Jackson Song Dispute

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two Belgian composers, and not singer-songwriter R. Kelly, wrote the Michael Jackson hit "You Are Not Alone", according to a Belgian appeals court ruling today. The 1995 hit, Jackson's last U.S. No. 1, was credited to R. Kelly, who ...

  14. Belgian ISP To Appeal File-Block Ruling

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Belgian Internet Service Provider (ISP) Scarlet is appealing against a court ruling that said it must block illegal downloads from peer-to-peer networks and must begin doing so within six months. Scarlet, formerly a wing of Italy's Tiscali, w ...

  15. ISPs Held Responsible In Belgian P2P Case

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Belgian court has made the unprecedented ruling of declaring Internet Service Providers (ISPs) responsible for illegal peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing via their networks. The June 28 ruling, in a case originally brought by Belgian collection soc ...

  16. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Aug. 17 it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensing restr BRUSSELS -- The European Commission said Aug. ...

  17. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  18. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  19. Belgium's Sabam, UMI Forge Mechanical License

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement with Universal Music International (UMI) covering mechanical reproduction rights. Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement w ...

  20. Belgium's Sabam, UMI Forge Mechanical License

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement with Universal Music International (UMI) covering mechanical reproduction rights. Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement w ...

  21. Dutch, Belgian Societies Eye Cooperative

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buma/Stemra and Sabam, performing rights societies in the Netherlands and Belgium, respectively, say they are going to investigate possibilities for increased organizational cooperation. Buma/Stemra and Sabam, performing rights societies in the Ne ...

  22. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  23. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...