The Law of July 3, 1985: The creation of related rights (collected by artists and producers)
Rights relating to copyright, established by the Law
of July 3, 1985 and introduced into the French Intellectual Property Code, give
producers the exclusive right to authorize or prohibit:
- Public transmission,
- Making their recordings
available to the public (sound recordings or music videos).
Producers can manage their related rights individually
or, in certain cases, entrust their management to the SCPP under mandates (individual or collective management)
General contracts of common interest: facilitating the acquisition of rights
As part of the mandates entrusted to it, the SCPP can
offer users the opportunity to enter into “general contracts of common
interest” to facilitate the use of sound recordings and music videos belonging
to its members’ catalogs.
This collective management mechanism enables users to use all or part of the
SCPP’s social catalog without having to individually request authorization from
The main uses authorized by general contracts of common interest (Exclusive right to authorize):
- Broadcasting music videos on television.
- Using music videos in public places.
- Using excerpts from sound recordings and music videos for online services (internet).
- Using excerpts from sound recordings for interactive
- Using sound recordings for interactive listening terminals.
- Using sound recordings as background music in public places, for shows and for exhibitions.
- Using sound recordings as background music for certain audiovisual programs.
- Using sound
recordings for telephone music-on-hold (rights managed by the SCPA, a company managed by the
SCPP and the SPPF).
- Using sound recordings for non-interactive and
semi-interactive webcasting (internet radio) and podcasting.