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The CJEU held that the price of a hotel room should not be regarded as an ‘entrance fee’ in relation to the exclusive right of broadcasters provided for in Article 8(3) of Directive 2006/115, as the communication of television and radio broadcasts through television sets installed in hotel rooms does not constitute a communication made in a place accessible to the public against payment of an entrance fee.

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