| Commentary

213 Collecting societies generally

| Commentary

213 Collecting societies generally

Collective licensing operates either by the copyright owner or performer assigning his or her rights to the relevant society which is authorised to grant licences on the owner’s behalf and to enforce the owner’s rights against infringers, or by the society acting as agent of its members for the purpose of granting licences and collecting revenue on their behalf. Some collecting societies offer blanket licence schemes to license certain rights subject to the payment of a fixed fee and the observance of certain terms. Such licence schemes are negotiated with the main user organisations and their

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