Extended Collective Licensing (ECL)

The MOCA: The Ministery of Copyright, Cultural, Creators' Assets, is a highly specialised consultancy agency that offers over 25 years expertise and media industry advice on copyright policy and legislation, rights management and business development. 
MOCA has wide-ranging connections with policy and decision makers in industry and government, in education, cultural institutions and the media.
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By October this year copyright legislation will change so that authorised legal entities will be able to reuse and collect payments for re-use of creators works even if they are not members of a collecting society. This change in legalisation (ECL) will affect all creators in the UK whether they have published their works or made these available via social media sites.

Creators who are not happy with this arrangement will have the opportunity to opt out:
a) all schemes prior to an ECL commencement or
b) specific licenses which may or may not contain your work within 21 days from the published notice.

This is a voluntary independent survey where it is your opportunity to have a say about ECL, what you would expect of an Opt-Out procedure and how you think it may affect your business.  All information gathered from this survey will be reported back to relevant parties such as rights holders, collecting societies and the IPO.

For further information about ECL 
This questionnaire should take less than 10 minutes to complete.  Surveys will be collected up till 14th December 2014.
Thank you

* 1. Tell us about your copyright representation. Are you:

* 3. I am happy for others to use my work for commercial use without my prior permission.

* 4. How knowledgeable are you about forthcoming changes to copyright law such as ECL?  On a scale of 1 - 5 where 1 being you have no knowledge and 5 being you completely understand the changes and how they affect your business.

* 5. What do you perceive might be the impact on ECL licensing on your income or business?

* 6. Based on your understanding of ECL would you opt out?

* 7. Would you be supportive of  initiatives that streamline and simplify Extended Collective Licensing process?

* 8. Do you need more information about ECL?
If yes - please say what sort of guidance do you need?

* 9. Do you have any comments, suggestions or questions not covered above?

* 10. Next Steps:
Your response is very important.  It will be collated anonymously and made available to artists, authors, rights holders, collecting societies and the IPO to assist shape future UK copyright policy.

If you wish to receive a copy of the research findings and be kept up to date please complete the following fields.

* 11. I would be interested in completing the following surveys:

* 12. Please contact me about:

Thank you for completing this survey.