This study, published last month by the Association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS), goes into painstaking detail on the following aspects of performers’ rights in Europe:
1. right to an equitable remuneration for the broadcasting and communication to the public of commercial phonograms;
2. satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission;
3. right of making available to the public;
4. remuneration for private copying as a counterpart for an exception to the exclusive reproduction right;
5. rental right; and
6. the duration of the protection of performers’ rights.
It also calls for broad, sweeping change to fix massive problems with actual performer compensation. “The fact that the right to broadcasting and communication to the public (representing itself 76% of collection) is such an important and protected source of income is not least due to the compulsory administration by collective management organisations (in the vast majority of countries) of this right,” AEPO-ARTIS relayed.