Belgian musicians win ban on free broadcastsmain
At a time when every orchestra around the world is trying to get its music out, Belgian unions have secured a court order agains the National Orchestra of Belgium prohibiting it from showing video recordings that have not been authorized by musicians.
The broadcasting authority had offered remuneration for each broadcast, but the unions declined it as too little.
The judgement hinges on the legal definition of what constitutes ‘an audiovisual work’. Details here.