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Introduction

The CJEU advocate general has published his opinion on a case referred by the Swedish Supreme Court regarding royalties linked to radios in rental cars.

Highlights

  • Two cases involving claims by Swedish collection societies that car-rental companies should pay royalties for the rental of their vehicles has been knocked back by the advocate general at the European Court of Justice.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the opinion of the CJEU advocate general in two cases referred to the court to clarify issues of communication to the public.
  • Explains why the advocate general opined that there was no communication to the public in both cases.

Key questions answered

  • Should car rental companies in Sweden pay royalties for their customers' use of a radio in the rented car?
  • Does the size of the car rental company make any difference on the question of royalties?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • STIM and SAMI claim rights payments from car rental companies
  • No communication to the public

Appendix

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