The headlines of this agreement are :
Small companies with no more than 8 employees (in total 171.000 enterprises) are exempted to pay intellectual property rights for the music in their workspace or in their canteen.
A maximum amount for large enterprises or groups of enterprises will be set (10.000 € for SABAM
(copyrights) and 5.000 € for SIMIM (equitable compensation).
The parent company will be able to file one return for the group of companies. The contributions will be limited to maximum 15.000 € for SABAM and 5.000 € for SIMIM.
The starting date for the collection of contributions for music on the workspace and in the canteen is 1 October 2009 instead of 1 July 2009.
The contributions will remain unchanged for at least 4 years.
All enterprises that file their return concerning the use of music in the workspace or in the canteen in time will receive a discount of 30% for a period of 3 years.
As from 1 January 2010, a website, on which return can be made operational and enterprises can
file their return of copyrights and the aquitable compensation simultaneously. This website will
consist of 3 parts : an informative part, a calculator and a part on which the return can be filed.
Source : www.quickonomie.be