In the UK, the Directive is implemented by theÂ Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016.
The Regulations came into force on 10 April 2016, and come in four sections:
- Part 1 covers the general provisions of the Directive and its definitions
- Part 2 covers standards regarding membership, transparency, governance, distributions and licensing for all Collective Management Organisations (CMOÂs) established in the UK (as well as some requirements for other licensing bodies, and users of collective licences)
- Part 3 sets a framework for multi-territorial licensing of online rights in musical works
- Part 4 covers enforcement, including complaints and alternative dispute resolution procedures and processes for dealing with non-compliance
Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) in the UK: complaints proceduresÂ A CMO is a body that is mandated by its members to license their rights and collect andÂ distribute their royalties in return for an administrative fee. They are typically not for profitÂ organisations, and are owned and controlled by their members, who are right holders andÂ others entitled to royalties for the use of copyright works.
Useful guide is hereÂ