Mccreevy guideline through

Brussel: The blocking minority tipped against the demands of the improvement protection rights for music recordings

Brussel is a good place for lobbyynomics. This is also reflected in the relocation of monopoly rights for music recordings. Protection rights are covered in EU bodies in the sense of the industry. It’s only a matter of time. As is to be experienced from secure sources, the so-called McCreevy Directive, which requires a subsequent relocation of the improvement protection rights for music recordings from 50 to 95 years, no more barrier minority in the way.

The background to the Directive is a proposal of the then internal market commissioner Charles McCreevy from 2008. In it, an artist-friendly thought is recruited to demand performance rights.

A 95-year vulnerability was prevented from exuding artists who have recorded records at the age of 20 years when reaching their 70. Year of life a sudden income loss.

The fact that this scheme particularly benefits the music industry and not necessarily the artist, not only the required vulnerability of 95 years attentively makes, but also the proposal for a directive itself, which is called the record companies as contemplated – although behind the artists, but thus In connection with creativity: "Also, it was signaled that Europe honors her creative work."


The PR and advertising rate, however, are completely different insights against the Munchner Max Planck Institute for intellectual and competition law to the guideline. The musicians had therefore from the Highest Guideline "Marginal benefits". Whose problems were "Primar in their lack of negotiation power toner manufacturers against". This is also known to the EU Commission:

It seems to be able to improve the situation of the outgoing artists by improving that this – obviously unjust and otherwise soluble – system not only preserved unnecessary, but with its intellectuality should now be recruited again by 45 years.

The Hargreaves expert report commissioned by the British Government recognized in the guidelines projects rather a sample example for "LobbyNomics" as a legislation that "creative" rewarded or asked. Innovation is something else.


In 2009, the Directive passed the European Parliament, but sentenced to 70 years and held by a block adequacy in the EU Council (crowdsourcing of politics).

According to reliable sources, which are familiar with the cause, the block adequacy is now tilted. What suggested in recent months will now be confirmed. Portugal and Danemark have their reservations. The proposal for a directive in its compromise is no obstacle to no obstacle.

In all likelihood, in the beginning of September he will be submitted by the Polish Prasidage, which supported him, the committee of the Standers of the Member States (Coreper) and waved there.

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