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Hungary implements the EU Collective Rights Management Directive

Submitted by veraliah on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 15:34
The European Union’s Directive on Collective Management of Rights (Directive 2014/26) has recently been implemented in Hungary, together with an amendment of the 1999 LXVII Law on Copyright.
Among the most significant changes, one can note the possibility to expand the number of Collective Management Organisations in the future and, under paragraph 12, a new provision on entitlement to claim a fair share, whereby it is acknowledged that publishers are entitled to a share of the compensation provided that there is a collective agreement on this share between all Hungarian CMOs representing authors and publishers.
In the wake of these changes, the Hungarian Law on Copyright will continue to regulate the ‘material’ part of copyright while all regulations related to collective management of copyright will be found in the new Law.