The Purpose of this Code This Code aims to:- identify the rules governing ERA’s governance structure, licensing arrangements, collection… Read more
The Government has recently published “Minimum Standards for UK collecting societies”.
These Minimum Standards are intended to form the basis of collecting societies individual codes of practice.
These can be found online.
The Minimum Standards have been developed in conjunction with collecting societies (including ERA) and reflect earlier publication by the British Copyright Council of “Principles for Collective Management Organisations’ Code of Conduct” developed and endorsed by the British Copyright Council.
In consulting about proposals to publish its Minimum Standards, the Government recognised that collecting societies had been working on development of voluntary codes of conduct under the auspices of the British Copyright Council.
ERA took part in these discussions.
The BCC Principles can be found on the British Copyright website.
Taking into account the BCC Principles and the now published Minimum Standards, ERA has now prepared its own Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct refers to Licence terms and other documents published on the ERA website (which will be updated from time to time).