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LICENCES FOR EUROPE: provisional list of participants in Working Group 2


Copyright industries, and collecting societies and lobbies working for them (35/45 = 78%)[edit]

  • Adobe Systems → American multinational computer software company editing Photoshop and Flash.
  • BMG Rights Management → international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights and a joint venture between the international media company Bertelsmann and the global private equity firm KKR (the fourth-largest music publisher in the world, based on revenue)
  • CLA → Copyright Licensing Agency: a UK non-profit organisation established by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers' Licensing Society (PLS) to perform collective licensing on their behalf
  • Deutsche Fussball Bund and Bundesliga → German Football League
  • Directors UK → (previously DPRS) is the professional association for British directors working in the audiovisual sector. The organisation is both a collective management organisation for the distribution of secondary rights payments to directors, and the campaigning body seeking to protect and enhance the creative, economic and contractual rights of directors in the UK
  • EANA Member tbc → European Alliance of News Agencies: lobby of news agencies (AFP, Press association, etc)
  • eBay → American multinational internet consumer-to-consumer corporation that manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website
  • ECSA → European Community Shipowners' Associations: lobby of shipowners
  • ECTA Member tbc → European Communities Trade Mark Association: lobby working in the protection and use of trade marks, designs and domain names field
  • EMI Music Publishing → the fourth-largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry and was one of the big four record companies
  • ENPA Member tbc → European Newspaper Publishers' Association: lobby of newspaper publishers
  • Eurocinema → lobby of film and television producers
  • EuroISPA Member tbc → Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) : lobby of ISP
  • Eurozine (Austria) → network of European cultural magazines, linking up more than 80 partner magazines and institutions
  • FAMA (Film and Music Austria) → Austria lobby of "fighting against piracy"
  • FEP Member tbc → Federation of European Photographers: lobby of photographers
  • FIAPF Member tbc → Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films: lobby of film producers
  • GESAC Member tbc → Groupement Européen des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs: lobby in the area of music, graphic and plastic arts, literary and dramatic works, and audiovisual as well as music publishers
  • Google → enemy of respect for the privacy controlling all personal data of its users
  • ifpi Member tbc → the organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide
  • IMPALA Member tbc → Independent Music Companies Association: lobby of independent music companies working for the reinforcement of copyright
  • International Royalties Rescue → works in consulting and services for artists in the fields of management of their copyrights
  • IVF Member tbc → International Video Federation: audiovisual content editor working in the fields of copyright, e-commerce, protection of youth, etc.
  • Linked Content Coalition → lobby of copyright industry
  • Mediaset → an Italian-based mass media company which is the largest commercial broadcaster in the country. Founded by Silvio Berlusconi and still controlled today by his family holding company Fininvest, the group competes primarily against the public broadcaster and market leader RAI, La7, and News Corporation's Sky Italia.
  • Microsoft → company developing operating systems and software monitoring their users
  • MPA Member tbc → Motion Picture Association: lobby of American motion picture producers and distributors
  • Rock Velvet Communications → "Media representation services"
  • SACD/SCAM Belgium → Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques / Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia : French collecting societies, undertaking collective rights management for authors
  • Sanoma (Finland) → Finnish leading media group, among the top five European magazine publishers
  • Sanoma Media Netherlands → ditto for the Netherlands
  • SIC → Sociedade Independente de Comunicação: Portuguese television network and media company, which runs several television channels (?)
  • Telecom Italia → the largest Italian telecommunications company, also active in the media and manufacturing industries
  • Wiley → John Wiley & Sons, Inc. : global publishing company, also known for publishing "For Dummies" and "Frommer's"
  • Ziggo → the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, providing cable television (digital and analog), broadband Internet, and telephone service

Public institutions (4/45 = 9%)[edit]

  • British Film Institute → a charitable organisation to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom
  • Europeana Foundation → internet portal that acts as an interface to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe
  • RAI → Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana: Italy's national public-service radio and television broadcasting organization (?)
  • The national archives in the UK → a UK government department and an executive agency of the Secretary of State for Justice. It is "the UK government's official archive, containing 1,000 years of history".

Civil society / NGO (5/45 = 11%)[edit]

  • BEUC → Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs: an umbrella consumers' group
  • Creative Commons → a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share
  • Digitale Gesellschaft → a German advocacy group that promotes the digital rights and freedoms of citizens
  • La Quadrature du Net → a French advocacy group that promotes the digital rights and freedoms of citizens
  • The Internet Society → an international, non-profit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. It states that its mission is "to assure the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world"

Other (1/45 = 2%)[edit]

  • European Youth Forum → the platform of the national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organisations in Europe


Lobbies and majors (18/20 = 90%)[edit]

  • ACT → german jazz label
  • Cable Europe → lobby of services providers industry (Internet, television, phone, etc)
  • CCIA → Computer & Communications Industry Association: lobby of computer, Internet, information technology, and telecommunications, industries
  • CEPI → Confederation of European Paper Industries: lobby of paper industries
  • EBU → European Broadcasting Union: lobby of public service media entities
  • EDIMA → European Digital Media Association: lobby of online service industries (information, e-commerce, communication...)
  • EMMA → European Magazine Media Association: lobby of publisher of magazines
  • ENPA → European Newspaper Publishers' Association: lobby of newspaper publishers (also in the participants list)
  • ETNO → European Telecommunications Network Operators' association: lobby of Europe’s telecommunications network operators
  • FEP → Federation of European Photographers: lobby of photographers (also in the participants list)
  • FERA → Federation of European Film Directors: lobby of film directors
  • FIAPF → Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films: lobby of movie industry (also in the participants list)
  • ICMP → International Confederation of Music Publishers: lobby of music publishers
  • IFRRO → International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations: lobby working on the copyright field
  • IMPALA → Independent Music Companies Association: lobby of independent music companies (also in the participants list)
  • MPA → Motion Picture Association: lobby of american movie industry (also in the participants list)
  • SAA → Society of Audiovisual Authors: lobby of european directors / writer / directors
  • STM → Scientific, Technical & Medical publishers: lobby of scientific publishers

Other (2/20 = 10%)[edit]

  • EPC → European Policy Center: think tank on European Union affairs
  • OKFN → Open Knowledge Foundation: a nonprofit organization that promotes open knowledge, including open content and open data