Consultation outcome

Implementation of the Collective Rights Management Directive

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document is a summary of what respondents to the consultation said about how the Directive should be implemented in the UK. It also sets out the Government’s current proposed approach to implementing the Directive, and describes the next steps we will take to finalise the approach.

The Government would like to thank all respondents for their contributions.

Feedback received

Responses to the CRM Directive consultation

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Detail of feedback received

We have published 27 individual responses we received in response to our consultation.

Original consultation


Seeks views on the UK government’s proposals for implementation of the Collective Rights Management (CRM) Directive.

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Consultation description

The CRM Directive aims to modernise and improve the functioning of collective management organisations, and encourage the multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use. The government has launched a consultation on implementation of the directive, focusing on the options for implementation, the discretionary provisions, and the overall costs of implementation.


Published 4 February 2015
Last updated 20 July 2015 + show all updates
  1. The response document on the Collective rights management in the digital single market has been published.

  2. First published.