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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale ordinario di Roma (Italy) lodged on 12 December 2018 — Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (S.I.A.E.) v Soundreef Ltd

(Case C-781/18)

Language of the case: Italian

Referring court

Tribunale ordinario di Roma

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: S.I.A.E. — Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori

Defendant: Soundreef Ltd

Question referred

Must Directive 2014/26/EU 1 be interpreted as precluding national legislation that reserves access to the copyright intermediation market, or in any event the granting of licences to users, solely to entities which can be classified, according to the definition in that directive, as collective management organisations, to the exclusion of those which can be classified as independent management entities incorporated in that Member State or in other Member States?


1     Directive 2014/26/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market (OJ 2014 L 84, p. 72).