EU Collective Rights Management Directive published in the EU Official Journal

The EU Collective Rights Management Directive was published on 20 March 2014 in the EU Official Journal, acquiring the official title of “Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market”.

It is now up to the EU Member States to transpose the Directive into their national laws, by 10 April 2016 at the latest.
 
The full text can be accessed here. See also our previous article on the IFRRO website.