Court of Justice published on 8th September an important decision on the case
that saw the collecting of the Irish performers RAAP sue the record producers collecting PPI
record producers for non-payment of neighbouring rights compensations due to
citizen or resident performers from non-EU countries.
ruling, which supports the requests made by RAAP, reaches conclusions by
analyzing the compatibility of Irish law with European and international law
on, among other things, the application of the definition of performer entitled
to a fair remuneration for neighbouring rights.
Court affirms that the definition of performers is that contained in the WIPO
treaty. The treaty defines performers, without distinction, all those who
represent , sing, recite, declaim, interpret or perform in any other way
literary or artistic works or expressions of folklore. This definition does not
include any additional requirements or limitations and therefore includes both
non-EU performers (such as Americans) and orchestras, as ITSRIGHT has always
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