THE FAIR INTERNET COALITION URGES DECISION-MAKERS TO CONFIRM THE TRILOGUE DEAL AND APPROVE THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE AS A FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Brussels, 18 February 2019
The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges the Council and the Parliament to give their final approval to the compromise agreement reached at trilogue on the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.[…] Read more
Copyright reform and performers: are decision-makers willing to set things right at last?
Pretty much anyone today enjoys audio and audiovisual content through streaming and downloading platforms such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, iTunes or Spotify. These are not emerging markets anymore but strong and flourishing businesses run by some of the largest corporations the world has ever seen.[…] Read more
The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, welcomes the vote of the European Parliament’s plenary on the draft Copyright Directive.
The vote finally asserted the principle that all performers should be paid a fair and proportional remuneration for all modes of exploitation, including for on-demand uses, and sends a clear signal against persistent and unacceptable buy-out practices.[…] Read more
The FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes the vote of the Legal Affairs’ Committee in favour of a new article 14a ensuring the payment of fair and proportionate remuneration to performers – including for online exploitations
The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, welcomes the vote of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee.[…] Read more
Brussels, 4 June 2018 Re: Copyright Directive: Open letter from performers and audiovisual authors
Dear Members of the Legal Affairs committee,
We came to Strasbourg a few days ago to discuss the draft Copyright Directive and fair remuneration of performers and audiovisual authors. We learnt that very little time is left before decisions are taken on the final compromise amendments to be voted on in committee in June.[…] Read more
Performers and audiovisual authors unite, calling for an unwaivable remuneration right for on-demand exploitation in the Copyright Directive
Today, performers, audiovisual authors’ (screenwriters and directors) and their representative organisations came together in the European Parliament at an event co-hosted by MEPs Marc Joulaud (EPP), Mary Honeyball (S&D) and Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA), to highlight the realities and needs of performers and audiovisual authors in the Digital Single Market.[…] Read more
AEPO-ARTIS, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations, on behalf of the FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over half a million music and audiovisual performers in Europe, and German actor Hans Werner Meyer, met with Mrs Gabriel, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society to discuss the improvement of the EU copyright acquis in the context of the Digital Single Market.[…] Read more
The members of the FAIR INTERNET coalition have read with great attention the Legal Affairs committee’s latest compromise amendments to articles 14 to 16.
It is disappointing that this far in the process, the fundamental concerns of over 500.000 performers in Europe have still not been taken into account and that a major copyright reform such as this still does not envisage adequate measures allowing them to earn a decent living from the massive use of their recordings on the Internet.[…] Read more
The majority of European performers are not remunerated when consumers access their creative content –such as music and movies– via on-demand services like Spotify, Netflix and iTunes.
Most of them are made to sign away and transfer all their exclusive rights to their employer, the producing company, all too often for a one-off payment for all territories and all the duration of their rights.[…] Read more
British artist and politician lend their support to European performers
Brussels, 8 November 2017
With the European Parliament soon to express itself on the review of EU Copyright Directive, British artist Murray Head and Member of the European Parliament Mary Honeyball (S&D, UK) came together today in Brussels in support of the FAIR INTERNET coalition.[…] Read more