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Licensing Online and Mobile Use

CELAS provides a one-stop-shop for pan-European licensing. It is responsible for licensing the rights of EMI Music Publishing throughout Europe when those rights are used in an online or mobile service. CELAS will issue a single new licence to cover exploitation of this repertoire on a pan-European basis. As of 1st January 2007 these rights are only available through CELAS or via CELAS approved agents.

 

If you wish to apply for a licence or require more information please contact our licensing team:  licensing@celas.eu

 

 

This section aims to answer some key questions in relation to licensing those rights:

 

Do I, as a music user, need a licence from CELAS?

 

How can music users apply for a licence?

 

How does the CELAS licence work?

 

What does the CELAS licence cover?

 

What royalty rate is CELAS charging?

 

Why do I need a licence from you?

 

 

Do I, as a music user, need a licence from CELAS?

If you use or offer for sale EMI published works within your online or mobile service, and your service is received within Europe, (for a full list of European territories click here ) then you may need a CELAS licence.

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How can music users apply for a licence?

If you are starting up a new online or mobile service or your service uses or offers for sale EMI published works then please contact our licensing team:     licensing@celas.eu

If we have already contacted you directly please contact your nominated CELAS account manager directly.

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How does the CELAS licence work?

The CELAS licence is a new form of licensing in Europe for the digital market place. In a change from current practice CELAS will be issuing licences for specific repertoire across various European countries rather than the current practice of licensing by territory.

CELAS is the only company that is able to offer the full set of rights for Anglo-American EMI Music Publishing repertoire for online and mobile usage within 41 European territories (for a full list of territories please click here), although in some cases CELAS may opt to license its rights via an approved territorial agent.  Licensees will, for the first time, be able to acquire one licence for the whole of Europe* for specific repertoire from one place, rather than having to negotiate various different territorial licences with various societies.

 

* Music users may require additional licences by territory for local repertoire or for additional repertoire.  It is the responsibility of music users to ensure that all the relevant licences are obtained from the appropriate licensing bodies.

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What does a CELAS licence cover?

CELAS represents repertoire from EMI Music Publishing, PRS and GEMA for online and mobile exploitation.

The use of works in an online or mobile service is governed by two different rights – mechanical and the communication to the public (also known as performing) right. Communication to the public right also includes the making available right.

CELAS is able to license the Anglo-American EMI mechanical shares*. The mechanical right consists of the right to copy the work and the right to issue copies of the work in public. This means that every time a work is copied, or a copy is issued to the public, (downloads, server copies, data storage devices etc), royalties generated from its licensing will be collected and distributed by CELAS.

In addition, for those EMI shares, CELAS is able to include the associated performing right shares. The performing right covers the right to perform the work in public and communicate the work to the public (including use of music in Internet interactive services, such as webcast, streaming etc.)

For a complete list of repertoire please contact our licensing team at licensing@celas.eu

* Certain sets of repertoire may not be available to licence; please contact our licensing team for more information

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What royalty rate is CELAS charging?

Please contact: licensing@celas.eu

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Why do I need a licence from you?

Copyright is the right granted by law to the creators of original literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works to ensure that copyright owners are rewarded for the exploitation of their works.

Any person who, without the permission of the copyright owner, does or authorises someone else to do any of the restricted acts may be liable for what is known as primary infringement of copyright.

In addition, a person may be liable for secondary infringement if he assists in copyright infringement by such means as handling or selling infringing copies, or by providing apparatus or premises for an infringing performance.

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