Analysis: “Clash of Performers and Producers at the Grand Chamber: the shares of remuneration each actor is entitled to when music is broadcast or played in public” by Enrique Arnaldos
On Tuesday 4 February, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the EU held its hearing in Recorded Artists Actors Performers (C-265/19), pursuant to a request for a preliminary ruling made by the High Court of Ireland.
That referring court had doubts on the interpretation of EU Law, namely Directive 2006/115 on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property, in the context of proceedings between Recorded Artist Actors Performers Limited (the ‘Performers’) and Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Limited (the ‘Producers’).
Performers and Producers: must they always share equitable remuneration?
The dispute relates to the entitlement criteria for share