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Editorial Comment
New Part – changes in comparison to Part 4 are marked in red. All editorial comment that were in Part 4 have been removed.

This section of the DDEX Knowledge Base contains Version 1.0 of Part 5 (Notification of Over-Claim Discrepancies) of the Claim Detail Message Suite Standard 

1 Introduction

This standard was developed by the member organisations of the Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX) and provides a format for a response to a sales/usage report received by an owner/administrator of Musical Works (usually the "Licensor") which sets out the claim (“right share”) each owner/administrator is making in respect of the Musical Works identified in the sales/usage report and all the calculation details behind the individual and aggregate royalty claim being made by each owner/administrator in such detail that the original sender (usually the "Licensee") of the sales/usage report can be confident in accepting the associated invoice for payment. 

This standard defines the Profile to communicate discrepancies that a Licensee has detected, or believes to have detected, that there is an Over-claim Discrepancy (as described in Clause 2.1) in a Claim Detail Message (or similar) it has received from a Licensor.

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2 Scope

 2.1 Introduction
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 an Over-claim Discrepancy Notification should they determine that the Claim Detail Messages contain "over-claim discrepancies", i.e. issues that the recipient of the Claim Detail Messages has determined indicate that two or more Licensors have made claims in respect of a single Musical Work that exceed 100% of the total allowed Claim. While the resolution of such discrepancies is out of scope, Licensees are expected to use the Over-claim Discrepancy Notification to signal such discrepancies to Licensors 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 an Over-claim Discrepancy Notification, if it detects over-claims between Claim Detail Messages from multiple Licensors.

The Over-claim Discrepancy Notification may also be sent by triggers independent of the receipt of a Claim Detail Message (or equivalent message).

 2.2 Organisation of the Standard
This Part of the Claim Detail Message Suite Standard comprises five clauses. Clauses 1–4 provide an introduction, scope and a list of core terms and abbreviations. Clause 5 then defines the Profile for communicating discrepancies.

3 Normative References

 3 Normative References
The following normative documents contain provisions, which through reference in this text constitute provisions of this standard. For dated references, subsequent amendments to, or revisions of, any of these publications do not apply. For undated references, the latest version applies.
  • DDEX. Claim Detail Message Suite Standard - Part 1: Architecture.
  • DDEX. Claim Detail Message Suite Standard - Part 2: Record Type Definitions.
  • DDEX. Digital Sales Reporting Message Suite Standard - Part 2: Allowed Value Sets.

4 Terms and Abbreviations

 4 Terms and Abbreviations
The terms and abbreviations used  in Part 1 of the Claim Detail Message Suite Standard also apply to this Standard.

5 Profile for Reporting Over-claim Discrepancies

 5 Profile for Reporting Over-Claim Discrepancies
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