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2016 Collective Management Organizations’ Practice Symposium

  • Date Posted:2016-12-01
2016 Collective Management Organizations’ Practice Symposium
2016 Collective Management Organizations’ Practice Symposium

On October 27, TIPO and Music Copyright Society of Chinese Taipei (MÜST), Taiwan’s leading collective management organization (CMO) in music copyright, cohosted 2016 Collective Management Organizations’ Practice Symposium in NTU's Tsai Lecture Hall. Surrounding the main theme of CMOs’ practice development in global context, the symposium highlighted CMOs’ management practice as well as challenges and prospects in the wave of digitalization.


Prof. Ming-Yan Shieh of College of Law of National Taiwan University, Prof. Chung-Hsin Chang of School of Law of Soochow University, Mr. Chih-hsin Yeh of DaVinci Personal Data and High-Tech Law Firm and Benjamin Ng, the Regional Director for Asia Pacific of International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) introduced the speaker for each session.


The morning session kicked off with a briefing on Good Governance of CMOs in Europe made by the attorney Ms. Christine Wang in the UK's leading collecting society PRS for Music, then followed by Benjamin Ng, the Regional Director for Asia Pacific of CISAC, speaking about the Role of Collective Management Organization in Digital Era. In the afternoon session, Mr. Scot Morris, Director of International Relations of Australasian Performing Right Association & Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society (APRA AMCOS), and Mr. Satoshi Watanabe, General Affairs Bureau Senior Administrator of Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC), shared experience in licensing practice and member services while in the last session, attendees conducted exchange of ideas and experience on issues regarding licensing, tariff review and internal governance.


There are around 210 people representing CMOs, academia, users, industries and the public who are interested in collective management practice. This symposium is focused on the global trend in CMOs’ practice along with the impacts and prospects as a result of emerging media industry. The general public’s comprehension in this field contributes to constructing a more friendly and more convenient licensing system.
The slides presented in the symposium are available on TIPO’s website as following:
http://www.tipo.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=605778&ctNode=7127&mp=1