CLA apply to operate an ECL scheme

In October 2017, CLA submitted an application to the UK Government for an authorisation to operate an Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) scheme. ECL enables licensing bodies that represent a significant number of rights holders in a class to extend their licences to cover unrepresented rights holders in the same class. The Government have now published a notice setting out details of the application and must consider any comments provided in response to that notice. An 8-week consultation process has now begun and is available online:

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