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Day: December 18, 2017

Guidance on IPRED Directive – moral damages and setting damages as a lump sum

A difficulty in calculating damages has been reported when there is the possibility to obtain compensation for the moral prejudice suffered. In this regard Article 13(1)(a) of IPRED is clear, as it expressly mentions that other elements than economic factors, such as the moral prejudice caused to the rightholder by the infringement, can be one of the ‘appropriate aspects’ to be taken into account when setting the damages in accordance with the method provided for in this provision.

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SWD Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules – impacts of second option

This option would simplify the clearance of rights needed for cross-border online transmissions: broadcasters would only need to clear the rights for the country of origin while they would be able to offer their services in the entire EU. However, Option 2 entails a limited risk of disaggregation of repertoire currently managed by CMOs, which would have a negative effect on transaction costs (broadcasters would have to negotiate with individual rightholders instead of CMOs).

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