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Update to Extended Collective Licensing application guidance

The government has amended the guidance to the 2014 ECL Regulations following implementation of new rules on collective rights management.

What are we changing and why?

The government has updated the guidance to 2014 Extended Collective Licensing (ECL) Regulations. The update reflects the implementation of the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. The guidance sets out the application process for collective management organisations seeking to operate an ECL scheme in the UK.

How will this impact my organisation?

The main change requires applicant collective management organisations to declare that they are compliant with the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. If you intend to apply to operate an ECL scheme, you will need to make this declaration as part of your application to the IPO.

Where to find more information

The revised Extended Collective Licensing guidance is available.