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EUROPEAN COURT ANNULS SONY/BMG MERGER INDEPENDENTS WIN LANDMARK JUDGEMENT
Luxembourg 13 July 2006
European Independence Arena Declaration
It is necessary and urgent to:
Copyright is an enabler ensuring that artists, writers and businesses are able to make a living from creativity through the application of copyright.
Collective licensing is essential
IMPALA aims to promote the principle of cultural diversity.
What is at stake here is the creation of an environment which takes culture into account and promotes diversity. Sound recordings are not standard industrial products. Public authorities need to be able to pursue public policies in the music field.