Top 10: press round-up of EU Court ruling in favour of author societies.

Last Friday, the European Court of Justice overturned a European Commission decision from 2008 that alleged author societies had colluded to secure an unfair advantage in the market place. Described by MLex as a ‘crucial victory’, the decision has received coverage across the web.

Here is our pick from the numerous articles published since Friday:

Collecting societies celebrate as EU Court annuls ‘collusion’ findings. (Mlex – Paid-for content)

CISAC appeal upheld by general court of the EU in ‘competition restriction’ case (Music Week)

Court annuls Commission’s CISAC decision (New Europe)

Collecting societies cleared of cartel accusations (Europolitics)

EU Court tells Commission it was wrong over collecting societies (Managing IP – Paid for Content)

EU General Court Clears Copyright Collecting Societies Of Antitrust Charges   (IP Watch – Paid-for content)
Commission’s decision finding anti-competitive conduct on the part of copyright collecting societies, partially annulled (EuroAlert)

EU Court Nixes Copyright Royalty Antitrust Decision (Law 360 – Paid-for content)

CISAC wins appeal in Europe  (The CMU website)

10 EU court partially overturns EC ruling on collecting societies  (Digital TV Europe)


You can read CISAC’s press release here.

You can read the Court’s statement announcing the decision here.