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The EU Parliament adopts the copyright directive

The Fair Internet coalition welcomes the adoption of the Copyright Directive as a first, important step in the right direction in improving performers' rights

Brussels, 26 March 2019

The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists welcomes the European Parliament’s adoption of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Chapter III of this Directive includes provisions that constitute a first, encouraging step in the right direction, as they seek to increase transparency on contractual relations and level up the remuneration initially agreed, often little more than symbolic, with subsequent revenues. Most importantly, the Directive establishes that the remuneration of performers must be proportionate to the revenues generated by the exploitation of their work and that lump sum payments are to be the exception, rather than the rule.

Today, most performers are not remunerated when their performances are exploited via streaming and downloading platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Prime and Netflix. With little bargaining power, they often have no choice but to transfer all economic rights on those productions, in return for a one-off payment and regardless of how successful the exploitation is in the end. However, following today’s vote, Member States must now ensure that performers receive appropriate and proportionate remuneration, including for online exploitation.

To this end, the Directive clearly says that Member States may rely on different existing or newly-introduced mechanisms, including collective bargaining and other mechanisms. The FAIR INTERNET coalition calls on Member States to achieve this aim by introducing into their national systems a right to remuneration for making available on demand for performers paid by online platforms and subject to mandatory collective management.

 Internet es para todos.

Sin embargo, hoy en día, los artistas, sean famosos o no, siguen sin ser retribuidos de forma justa por la explotación de sus obras en internet. La mayoría reciben un pago  en el momento de la grabación por cualquier tipo de explotación de dicha grabación. El resto reciben un pago proporcional insuficiente.

¿Crees que los artistas merecen recibir un pago justo? Entonces apoya esta campaña!

Apoya la campaña INTERNET JUSTO, firma la petición, sigue la campaña en las redes sociales y corre la voz.

¿Por qué hay que actuar ahora?

La Unión Europea debate actualmente la reforma de la legislación sobre copyright.

La campaña INTERNET JUSTO está promovida por cuatro organizaciones internacionales de Europa  que representan en torno a medio millón de artistas (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM e IAO). Creemos que las demandas de cerca de 500.000 artistas deberían formar parte del debate.

¿Qué pedimos?

Juntos, llamamos a las instituciones europeas a crear un sector cultural y creativo sostenible donde los artistas participen de un reparto justo de los ingresos generados en internet. Solicitamos un derecho irrenunciable de remuneración por la utilización de nuestro trabajo que sea abonado por las plataformas que ponen a disposición nuestras grabaciones y esté sujeto a gestión colectiva obligatoria.

Puedes encontrar información más detallada sobre la campaña en este kit de campaña

Fotos de algunos eventos de la campaña (pincha en la imagen para ver en flickr)

AEPO-ARTIS

Av. de Cortenbergh 116
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 280 19 34
[email protected]
www.aepo-artis.org
EURO-FIA

Rue Joseph II, 40
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 235 08 65
[email protected]
www.fia-actors.com
FIM

21 bis rue Victor Massé
F-75009 Paris
Tel. +33 145 263 123
[email protected]
www.fim-musicians.org
IAO

226 rue Saint-Denis
F-75002 Paris
Tel. + 33 9 70 26 12 35
[email protected]
www.iaomusic.org