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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. 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 trilogue compromise 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. According to Article -14 of the draft Copyright Directive, performers must now receive appropriate and proportionate remuneration, including for online exploitation. When implementing this new provision in their national legal systems, Member States will be responsible for making sure that performers finally get a fair share of the revenue generated from the exploitation of their work. 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 performers paid by online platforms and subject to mandatory collective management.

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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