Slovenian National Assembly

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market

Scrutiny details

Subsidiarity deadline: 29/10/2012
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 07/09/2012

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Information on parliamentary scrutiny

Passed on to the Committee on the Economy. The document has been discussed at its 16th extraordinary meeting of 5 September 2012.

And at its 27th meeting of 7 September 2012 the Committee on EU Affairs of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the following Position:

The Republic of Slovenia endorses harmonization of framework of collective management right's because it believes it is necessary to ensure effective and transparent work of collecting societies. The Republic of Slovenia agrees that encouraging and alleviating of granting multiterritorial licenses could influence positively upon disposability of new offers for consumers and suppliers of services, but along with that according to an opinion of the Republic of Slovenia it has to be assured that regulation of collective management of rights would not have a negative impact on cultural diversity. Namely, there is a possibility that encouraging of establishment of one or maybe two, three large pan-European collecting societies would provoke that smaller and less popular repertoire would not find its way toward users and as a result vanish. For it is an extensive question, that has a large impact upon national cultural identity of single Member State of European Union, it has to be thoroughly examined and the public should be given an opporunity to advance an opinion on this issue, therefore the Republic of Slovenia enters a scrutiny reservation to the proposal of a directive.

Later on at its 14th extraordinary meeting of 28 September 2012 the Committee on EU Affairs decided to examine whether the draft is in compliance with the principle of subsidiarity. The decision was reffered to the Committee on the Economy. The respective Committee will report its findings to the Committee on EU Affairs.

Both The Committee on the Economy (24 October 2012) and the Committee on EU Affairs (24 October 2012) decided that the proposal is compliant with the principle of subsidiarity.

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