Read this: BSkyB, RTL, SAT.1 Face EU Antitrust Complaint on TV Music Rights - Bloomberg
Summary: The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance accused broadcasters of coercing composers to cede publishing rights as a precondition for contracts to write music for television, the group told reporters in Brussels today. It said the complaint was filed last month. Composers can lose as much as 80 percent of potential royalties for music used in television programs when they are told to assign copyright to a publishing company owned by or selected by a television company, said Dutch composer Johan van der Voet. - bloomberg.comwww.bloomberg.comBSkyB, RTL, SAT.1 Face EU Antitrust Comp…
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