IPPT20110630, CJEU, VEWA v Belgium

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IPPT20110630, CJEU, VEWA v Belgium

COPYRIGHT LAW

 

Remuneration for public lending has to take account of the extent of public lending
• Article 5(1) of Council Directive 92/100/EEC of 19 November 1992 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property precludes legislation, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which establishes a system under which the remuneration payable to authors in the event of public lending is calculated exclusively according to the number of borrowers registered with public establishments, on the basis of a flat-rate amount fixed per borrower and per year.

 

IPPT20110630, CJEU, VEWA v Belgium