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Re: Nouveau projet et personne ressource

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Nouveau projet et personne ressource
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:21:54 +0200 (CEST)

> I've just had a phone call from the French author's rights
> management organization, saying they had collected nearly €4000 on
> my behalf subsequently to my first opera perfomances, and that all I
> had to do to receive the money was to formally subscribe to their
> organization (thus acknowledging that this money had been rightfully
> collected in the first place, ignoring the way my work was licensed
> and negating nearly everything I've been fighting for my whole
> life). I had to explain to them that this money had been collected
> illegally and that they should return it to the Opera House; took me
> a couple hours -- and in the end they were practically accusing me
> of being a criminal.

This is strange.  At least in Austria, there is a difference between
`Großes Recht' (covering `big' things like scenic performances in
theatres) and `Kleines Recht' (everything else), and the AKM, the
Austrian sister organization of the French SACEM, only handles Kleines
Recht normally.  Großes Recht was always subject to personal
negotiations between the composer/author/publisher and the theatre.


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