Authorising users to exploit our members' sound recordings and music videos
Rights of sound recording and music video producers
Rights relating to copyright, established by the Act of 3 July 1985 and introduced into the French Intellectual Property Code (Code de la propriété intellectuelle), give producers the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit:
• Transmission to the public,
• Provision of their recordings (sound recordings or music videos) to the public.
Producers can manage their rights individually or, in certain cases, entrust their management to the SCPP in the framework of mandates.
General contracts of common interest (Contrats généraux d'intérêt commun): Facilitating the acquisition of rights
In the framework of the mandates that it receives, the SCPP proposes to enter into General Contracts of Common Interest with music users. These contracts are designed to facilitate the users' intended use of sound recordings and music videos belonging to the registers of its producer members. This collective management mechanism authorises users to exploit some or all of the SCPP's Corporate Register without requiring them to seek the permission
of each individual producer.
Main uses authorised by General Contracts of Common Interest (exclusive right to authorise):
• Broadcasting of music videos by television stations ;
• Use of music videos in public places
• Use of extracts of sound recordings and music videos in the framework of online services
• Use of extracts of sound recordings in the framework of interactive vocal services
• Use of sound recordings in the framework of interactive listening terminals
• Use of sound recordings for sound systems in public places, for shows and exhibitions
• Use of sound recordings for the soundtracks of certain audiovisual programmes
• Use of sound recordings in the context of call waiting recordings (SCPA)
• Use of sound recordings in the framework of non-interactive and semi-interactive webcasting (Internet radio stations) and podcasting