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The message defined in this Part provides a mechanism for Licensees who have received such Claim Detail Messages (or an equivalent message) to respond with a Claim Detail Discrepancy Message should they determine that the Claim Detail Messages contain "discrepancies", i.e. issues that the recipient of the Claim Detail Messages has determined may impact the calculation of the royalties. Such discrepancies include, but are not limited to, arithmetic issues, questions about applied tariffs, disputes about Right Share control but also errors in the formatting of the Claim Detail Message. While the resolution of such discrepancies is out of scope, Licensees are expected to use the Claim Detail Discrepancy Message to signal such discrepancies to Rights Controllers and subsequently work with those organisations to resolve them.

A Licensee that has received a Claim Detail Message (or equivalent message), including a message containing corrections, can respond to it with a Claim Detail Line Item Discrepancy Message, if it detects:

  • Structural errors in the message such as missing mandatory Record Types or Cells;
  • Use of allowed values not supported by the CDM Standard;
  • Missing Record Types or Cells that are technically optional or conditional but that are agreed to be present by the Rights Controller and Licensee in their bilateral agreement(s); and
  • Data in Cells that lead to discrepancies in royalty calculations between the information provided in the Claim Detail Message received by the Licensor and its own calculations.
  • Disagreements over information within a single Claim Detail Message (e.g. mathematical errors, use of a wrong tariff, use of a non-agreed currency conversion rate).
  • Discrepancies between multiple Claim Detail Messages from the same licensor (e.g. a change in writer or title information); and/or
  • Discrepancies between Claim Detail Messages from multiple licensors (e.g. an overclaim for a specific share).

Claim Detail Discrepancy Messages may also be sent by triggers independent of the receipt of a Claim Detail Message (or equivalent message).

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