Background Paper on Extended Collective Licensing
The IFLA background paper on extended collective licensing presents examples of extended collective licensing systems under several jurisdictions. Reports from Canada, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Sweden provide an overview the circumstances that appear to be needed for extended collective licensing to be an efficient solution.
It also identifies some suggested conclusions about the conditions required for extended collective licensing to be a realistic option.
The paper should provide a useful advocacy tool in discussions around extended collective licensing.
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Contributors to the report: Karolina Andersdotter, Jean Dryden, Shen Xiaojian, Zhang Ruobing, Liu Yuchu and Hao Jinmin, Sylvie Nérisson, Armin Talke, Benjamin White, Janice Pilch, Kristine Abelsnes and Inga-Lill Nilsson.