This description concerns disputes which only involve Koda members. Other conditions may apply if the dispute involves members from other societies.
What is a rights dispute?
A rights dispute arises when there is reasonable doubt about the rights to a work. Some typical examples of reasonable doubt include:
Disagreement between the author and music publisher about a publishing contract.
Disagreement between authors about the allocation of shares for a work.
In cases where a work is accused of plagiarism.
If the dispute can be settled administratively, e.g. by means of Koda’s rules on the allocation of shares, it is not a case of reasonable doubt.
Typical examples of non-reasonable doubt include:
Failure to comply with the terms and conditions for the agreed allocation of shares or for the share allocated to an arranger.
Exceeding the limit stipulated for shares allocated to music publishers.
What should you do if you are involved in a dispute?