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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Commission v The Collecting Societies: this week's hearing

This week's Curia agenda contained the following item on Monday:
Hearing: Joined cases
T-413/08  SOZA v Commission 
T-414/08  Autortiesību un komunicēšanās konsultāciju aģentūra v Latvijas Autoru apvienība / Commission
T-415/08  Irish Music Rights Organisation v Commission
T-416/08  Eesti Autorite Ühing v Commission 
T-417/08  Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores v Commission 
T-418/08 OSA v Commission 
T-419/08  LATGA-A v Commission 
T-420/08 Sazas v Commission 
Annulment of Commission Decision C(2008) 3435 final of 16 July 2008 relating to a proceeding under Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case COMP/C2/38.698 – CISAC), concerning an agreement in connection with the conditions of management and licensing of public performance rights for musical works by collecting societies relating to the use, in reciprocal representation agreements, of the membership restrictions contained in the model contract of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (‘the CISAC model contract’), or the de facto application of those membership restrictions 
Were any 1709 Blog readers there? Can they give us a blow-by-blow account of what was said at the hearing?

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