Collective Rights Management Taxonomy
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Under the CRM-Directive (Directive 2014/26/EU), collective management organisations (CMOs) in the European Economic Area (EEA) must publish annual transparency reports. These transparency reports allow for a deeper analysis of the financial data of CMOs. However, this data can be very unstructured and therefore difficult to compare and contextualise across CMOs. This repository includes a taxonomy based on the mapping of common categories of rights / types of use managed by CMOs for musical repertoire (derived from their transparency reports). - In the process, the elementary concepts common to the different CMOs were mapped to 4 metaconcepts (manifestation type, consumer medium, licensee type, exploited copyright type). - These mappings are listed in the file `metaconcepts_mappings.csv`. - The mappings of the CMO-specific designations to the generic quadruplets of four elementary concepts (license categories) can be found in the "mappings" directory. - The taxonomy is defined as a tree graph in DOT language in the file `tree.gv`. - The file `tree.gv.pdf` represents a diagram of the generated taxonomy showing the use of the elementary concepts by the studied CMOs and their hierarchical connections. - Additionally, two subgraphs with the nodes "communication" and "performance" as roots are visualised in `subgraph_communication.svg` and `subgraph_performing.svg` respectively. - With the folder structure unchanged, the taxonomy and metrics (e.g. word count and synonyms) can be reproduced for them by unzipping the `script.zip` directory and running python `generate_taxonomy.py`. - The `selection`-directory is not related to the generation process. In it, the selection process of the CMOs (BIEM and CISAC member societies with musical repertoire, controlled by a competent authority in the European Union), is outlined.