November 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 331

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Netflix and Italian SIAE Reach Agreement for Protection of Music Catalogue on Online Platform

In November 2016 the Italian collecting society SIAE announced that it closed a license agreement for the use of the musical and audiovisual compositions with Netflix, one of the main international operators for online video-on-demand services. The aim of the agreement is to grant  equitable remuneration to authors of audiovisual works as well as remuneration to authors and publishers of soundtracks included in audiovisual works distributed by Netflix to its Italian subscribers.

The president of SIAE commented that the execution of this agreement represents an important achievement for the recognition of creative works in the sector of digital distribution. The economic value generated by the works protected by SIAE and their distribution by Netflix is a concrete contribution to the Italian audiovisual market, providing an important opportunity for product innovation.  The agreement also should encourage professional creative activity by younger talent.

Copyright 2022 K & L GatesNational Law Review, Volume VII, Number 17
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Alessandra Feller, KL Gates, Milan, information technology lawyer, industrial and intellectual property attorney
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Alessandra Feller is an associate in the firm’s Milan office. She concentrates her practice on corporate law, information technology, industrial and intellectual property. 

She also acquired extensive experience in assisting Italian and foreign clients on commercial agreements, especially in the software industry.

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Alessia Castelli, KL Gates, Milan, commercial agreements lawyer, business development matters attorney
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Alessia Castelli is an associate in the firm’s Milan office. She concentrates her practice on intellectual property and information technology. She also acquired extensive experience in assisting national and international clients on negotiation and draft of commercial agreements, with particular focus on business development matters.

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