EU Advocate General Opinion in Spedidam: Rights of Performers

On 16 May 2019, the CJEU Advocate General delivered his opinion in Spedidam, following the request for a preliminary ruling from the French Supreme Court on whether the French legal framework allowing the French National Audiovisual Institute (“INA“) to use the performances of performers without their written agreement is in compliance with European law. The Advocate General concludes that a presumption of a license may, in principle, comply with EU law but an implied transfer of rights would not.

 

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