Every hospitality establishment must pay large copyright and neighbouring right fees for live, background music, as well as, in certain cases, for the use of radio and television in guest rooms, etc. These copyright fees are paid to collecting societies, which represent the interests of authors, performers, producers and other right holders.
Legislation and political activities affecting the organisation of the collecting system, the licensing conditions and the extent of the protection granted to copyright and neighbouring right holders are therefore of prime importance to the hospitality industry. HOTREC closely monitors these developments at European level.
Besides the copyright aspect of intellectual property, the hospitality industry is also affected by other specific aspects of intellectual property legislation, such as legislation on trademarks and designs.
19 March 2013
/ Copyright Users Platform suggests improvements to the Directive on Collective Rights Management
30 April 2012
/ Copyright Users' principles on the Collective Rights Management Directive
18 November 2011
/ HOTREC reply to Commission green paper on audiovisual works
19 October 2011
/ HOTREC remarks on Collective Rights Management - 6 key principles
20 July 2010
/ Copyright Users' statement on a reform of Collective Rights management
29 April 2008
/ Extension of the term of copyright protection - letter to Commissioner McCreevy
29 February 2008
/ Creative content online - HOTREC reply to the Commission's consultation
1 June 2006
/ CUP brochure -Time to review Copyright Management in Europe