STATEMENT REGARDING THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S DIGITAL STRATEGY
Press Release | Brussels, 6 May 2015
The ‘Fair Internet for Performers Campaign’ which brings together over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers across Europe said:
“We welcome the Commission’s intent to put copyright at the heart of its digital single market strategy but have the view that to consider “measures to safeguard fair remuneration of creators […] in order to encourage future generation of content” is not enough, lacking any concrete proposals for action. The current situation is no longer acceptable for performers who receive mostly very low royalties or no remuneration at all from legal online on demand services. It is vital that the Commission creates a sustainable cultural and creative industry and ensures that performers are fairly remunerated for the legal online exploitation of their performances. The Commission should come forward with concrete and targeted legislative proposals in the framework of this reform process”.