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12 September 2013
In June 2013 the Competition Authority fined the Composers' Association for an abuse of dominance with a symbolic fine of KM5,500 (approximately €2,250).
At the beginning of 2013 the copyright protection association Sine Qua Non submitted a request to open investigation proceedings with the authority on charges of an abuse of the Composers' Association's dominant position on the market for the regulation of music copyright by way of broadcasting.
The authority analysed the collective agreement on the use of music works by way of broadcasting and individual agreements signed with the broadcasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was determined that these documents contained the following restrictive provisions:
The authority found that the Composers' Association had abused its dominant position on the market by:
In addition to the fine, the authority requested that the abusive provisions be amended.
For further information on this topic please contact Srdjana Petronijević at Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri in cooperation with Schoenherr by telephone (+381 11 320 26 00), fax (+381 11 320 26 10) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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