Current Status

Status

The Cultural Commons Collecting Society SCE mit beschränkter Haftung (C3S SCE) has been a European Cooperative since its registration in the Düsseldorf Register of Cooperatives on March 28, 2014.

However, in order to become active as a collecting society, an application for admission as a collecting society must be submitted to the DPMA (German Patent and Trademark Office) and confirmed.

The C3S cannot, may not and will not exercise any rights for authors before the DPMA has granted it the necessary permission to act as a collecting society. Currently, the C3S is not a collecting society and cannot negotiate or conclude any contracts.

Outlook

The application for admission as a german collecting society will be submitted to the DPMA as soon as possible. After a first legal examination of the new requirements of the DPMA, which have resulted from the VGG, the C3S team is working under high pressure to finalize the application documents.

More importantly, we need the support of all authors who are willing to join the C3S after their admission. Your membership is necessary to prove not only the demand for such a collecting society, but also the economic viability of the C3S. This is one of the most important requirements to be admitted by the DPMA.

Be part of it!

You and your works are the core and form the most valuable part of the business model that C3S will file with the DPMA to prove the stability and feasibility of the collecting society. You are the collecting society – but not a traditional one.

Subscribe to the newsletter now (right column on this page) to make sure that you don’t miss any of our actions – and that we reach you when the countdown starts.

It is your project. You can decide how your work will be used and how your rights will be exercised. Be a part of it!

timeline

Below is a timeline of recent and upcoming milestones. Future times will depend on the number and intensity of our volunteers’ involvement.
  • Repertoire management system Betatest Phase 1

    Completion of the internal beta test of the repertoire management system

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  • business plan

    first rough draft of the business plan

  • adopt statute v1.2

    Approval of the new statutes by the General Assembly

  • Usage registration

    Start of work on the user registration portal

  • Usage registration

    End of work on the user registration portal within the Prototypefund project

  • Usage registration

    Continuation of the work on the user registration portal on a voluntary basis

  • amendments to the articles of association

    The WG statutes are working on the last point still in dispute, the participation of non-members in decision-making in the C3S.

  • financing

    Evaluation of financing options for the start of operations as a collecting society

  • Repertoire management beta test phase 2

    Start of the second beta test phase of repertoire management with participation of selected members

  • statute v1.2 to DPMA

    Approval of the collected amendments to the Articles of Association by the DPMA

  • Finished business plan

    Completion of the business plan for approval by the DPMA

  • Usage registration beta test phase 1

    Start of the internal beta test phase of the user registration portal

  • Social and cultural promotion

    Creation of social and cultural promotion plans

  • Repertoire management beta test phase 3

    Start of the third beta test phase of repertoire management of broader participation of members

  • Usage registration beta test phase 2

    Start of the second beta test phase of the user registration portal