The government has published a consultation on an application by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) to operate an Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) scheme
ECL allows collective management organisations (CMOs) to offer copyright licences which cover the works of all relevant rights holders in the sector. This includes those who have not directly mandated the CMO to represent them.
The CLA has applied for authorisation as required by The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Extended Collective Licensing) Regulations 2014.
The government is seeking views from anyone with an interest.
One document from Appendix 3 (Visual Artist Distribution Methodology Agreement) is not available at the request of the Copyright Licensing Agency because it contains confidential information.