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Collecting fees on behalf of members


Collecting on behalf of our members

1 - Direct collections
In return for the authorisations given by the SCPP in the framework of the General Contracts of Common Interest, the society collects remuneration directly from the users.

Music videos
The SCPP collects the remuneration associated with the reproduction and public transmission of its members' music videos directly from the publishers of audiovisual communication (TV) departments.

Sound recordings
The SCPP collects the remuneration associated with the reproduction, public transmission and/or provision of sound recordings relating to its Corporate Register, directly from:

• Publishers for audiovisual communication (TV) services
• Publishers of online services
• Operators of sound systems for public places
• Publishers of interactive voice services
• Publishers of interactive listening terminals
• Suppliers and users of call waiting telephone systems
• Theatres and producers of shows
• Publishers of Internet radio stations and podcasting services.

The remuneration collected from broadcasters depends on:

• The number of reproductions for suppliers of call waiting music
• Number of clicks for online servers
• Number of hours of reproductions for sound system operators (physical media)
• Turnover (with a minimum guaranteed amount per site) for sound system operators of satellite/ADSL broadband/automated broadcasting systems
• Number of references produced for hypermarket terminals
• Turnover for surcharged Audiotel
• Turnover for webcasting and podcasting
• Turnover and usage rate of sound recordings for publishers of audiovisual communication (TV) services
• Turnover and playback duration of sound recordings for producers of shows
• Number of incoming and mixed lines for call waiting recordings (collection carried out by the SCPA).

2 - Indirect collections

In accordance with the law, certain uses of sound recordings and music videos are exempted from the producer's exclusive right to authorise (Droit exclusif d'autoriser). In this case, the users do not need to obtain permission, but they must pay a remuneration.

Several societies collect these remunerations, which they then pay out to the collective management societies representing the different entitled parties (authors, producers and performers); these societies are responsible for distribution to their members.

Equitable remuneration (Rémunération Equitable).
When a sound recording is broadcast on the radio, in a nightclub or in a public place equipped with a sound system (restaurant, shopping centre, hairdresser's, etc.), no authorisation is required from the producer and performer. In return for this legal licence, these entitled parties benefit from a right to remuneration known as "Equitable Remuneration", which is collected by the SPRE's intermediary and then paid out to the
societies of producers (50%) and performers (50%).

Copie Privée Sonore
The remuneration owed under the terms of the "copie privée sonore" (Private Audio Copying) scheme is paid by the manufacturer and importer of blank recording media to the relevant management society: Copie France. This remuneration is then paid out to the societies of authors (50%), producers (25%), and performers (25%).

Copie Privée Audiovisuelle
The Copie France society is also responsible for collecting the remuneration owed under the terms of the "copie privée audiovisuelle" (Private Audiovisual Copying) scheme from the manufacturers and importers of blank recording media. This remuneration is then paid out to the societies of producers, authors and performers in equal proportions (33.33%).