The EU Parliament adopts the copyright directive

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.[…] Read more

Fair Internet partners support the Trilogue deal

Fair Internet partners support the Trilogue deal

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

Fair and proportionate remuneration of performers in article -14

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 European Parliament adopts the copyright directive

The European Parliament adopts the copyright directive

Press Release | Brussels, 13 September 2018

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

Fair-Internet welcomes the vote of the Legal Affairs’ Committee

Fair-Internet welcomes the vote of the Legal Affairs’ Committee

Press Release | Brussels, 20 June 2018

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

Open letter from performers and audiovisual authors

Open letter to JURI by famous European artists

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 AV authors call for a right to equitable remuneration

Performers and AV authors call for a right to equitable remuneration

Press Release | Strasbourg, 29 May 2018

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

Fair-Internet meets Commissioner Gabriel

Fair-Internet meets Commissioner Gabriel

Press release | Brussels, 22 May 2018

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

Fair-Internet comments re. JURI compromise amendments

Fair-Internet comments re. JURI compromise amendments

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

Fair-Internet comments re. discussions in JURI

Fair-Internet comments re. discussions in JURI

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