Extended collective management in Hungary | EJI forces Deezer to comply with the law

Dr Pál Tomori | EJI Director

When the WPPT was transposed in 1999, Hungarian legislation subjected online rights for authors and performers to extended collective management. This choice was in response to the massive character of online uses and significant imbalance in negotiations between artists and producers.

Since collective management is not, however, mandatory, performers and authors are free to opt individually for other forms of managing their rights.[…] Read more

MEPs express again their interest for the FI campaign

MEPs express again their interest for the FI campaign

After Bogdan Wenta (CULT, Poland) and the Cavada Office (JURI, France) on 22 March, Fair Internet representatives met with MEPs Vicky Ford (IMCO President, UK) and Antonio Marinho E. Pinto (JURI, Portugal) on April 5th in Brussels.

Mrs Ford expressed her deep interest for the situation of performers and the current lack of an adequate remuneration framework for online uses of their performances.[…] Read more

Berlin | Musicians, actors and authors/composers meet Commissioner Oettinger

Berlin | Musicians, actors and authors/composers meet Commissioner Oettinger

The German Film Festival (Berlinale) was the occasion on 16 Feb. 2016 for a meeting between Commissioner Oettinger and twelve representatives from the creative sector under the banner of the Copyright Initiative (Initiative Urheberrecht), hosted by GEMA (German authors’ CMO).

The topics addressed included the value gap, IP enforcement, the liability of Internet intermediaries and private copying.[…] Read more

(English) Europe’s performers urge EU legislators to turn words into concrete actions

(English) Europe’s performers urge EU legislators to turn words into concrete actions

Press Release | 09 December 2015

Europe’s performers urge EU legislators to turn words into concrete actions.

The FAIR INTERNET coalition welcomes the European Commission’s commitment to consider solutions to increase the balance in the system that governs the remuneration of performers in today’s adopted communication entitled “towards a modern, more European copyright framework”.[…] Read more

(English) «EU Copyright reform should include a guarantee for fair remuneration for creators and performers»

(English) «EU Copyright reform should include a guarantee for fair remuneration for creators and performers»

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Press Release | 14 October 2015

«EU Copyright reform should include a guarantee for fair remuneration for creators and performers», stated MEP Mary Honeyball.[…] Read more

(English) EU Commission’s study on the remuneration of authors and performers

(English) EU Commission’s study on the remuneration of authors and performers

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Brussels, 5 October 2015 | FAIR INTERNET coalition comments on European Commission’s study on the remuneration of authors and performers

We, AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO, partners of the FAIR INTERNET campaign, who represent over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers, have noted with interest the publication of a European Commission study on the “remuneration of authors and performers for the use of their works and the fixations of their performances” in July 2015.[…] Read more

(English) VP Ansip committed to ensuring that performers be fairly remunerated

(English) VP Ansip committed to ensuring that performers be fairly remunerated

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THE FAIR INTERNET COALITION WELCOMES VICE PRESIDENT ANSIP’S COMMITMENT TO ENSURE THAT PERFORMERS ARE FAIRLY REMUNERATED

Press release | Brussels, 1 October 2015

Today, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET campaign met with the European Commission’s Vice President Ansip.[…] Read more

(English) Communication re. EU Parliament report “Towards a Digital Single Market Act”

(English) Communication re. EU Parliament report “Towards a Digital Single Market Act”

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Monday, 21 September 2015. Fair Internet Communication regarding the European Parliament report “Towards a Digital Single Market Act” (2015/2147(INI))

The FAIR INTERNET CAMPAIGN run by four international organisations representing over half a million music and audiovisual performers in Europe (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO) asks for a fair treatment of performers in the digital environment![…] Read more

Reda report adopted by EU Parliament

Reda report adopted by EU Parliament

REDA REPORT | PERFORMERS IN EUROPE DISAPPOINTED AS MEPS FAIL TO ADDRESS THE FAIR TREATMENT OF PERFORMERS ONLINE
Press Release | Brussels, 9 July 2015

The FAIR INTERNET campaign partners, who represent over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers in the EU, are disappointed with today’s decision by some MEPs from the Greens and Liberals to prevent the putting to the vote of an oral amendment proposed by MEP Mary Honeyball on paragraph 27 of the Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC (Copyright Directive).[…] Read more

Oral amendment to art. 27 of Reda report by Mary Honeyball MEP

Oral amendment to art. 27 of Reda report by Mary Honeyball MEP

FAIR INTERNET PARTNERS SUPPORT ORAL AMENDMENT BY MARY HONEYBALL MEP

AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO, partners of the FAIR INTERNET campaign representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers in the EU, express their support in advance of the vote in plenary on 9 July for the oral amendment proposed by Mary Honeyball to paragraph 25 of the Reda report on the implementation of the 2001/29/EC (Copyright Directive).[…] Read more