Fair-Internet reacts to ITRE and CULT opinions

Fair-Internet reacts to ITRE and CULT opinions

The Fair Internet Coalition welcomes the opinions of the Industry and Culture Committees of the European Parliament introducing an unwaivable right to remuneration for authors and performers

The Fair Internet Coalition represents over 500 000 performers in Europe and is actively campaigning to ensure that the revised EU Copyright Directive brings about fair remuneration for performers for the use of their performances via on demand services.[…] Read more

Europe’s performers call on MEPs to rebalance copyright and guarantee a fair remuneration from streaming and download services

Europe’s performers call on MEPs to rebalance copyright and guarantee a fair remuneration from streaming and download services

We now face a very crucial time in the protection of performers with the discussions to reform EU Copyright legislation and the adoption of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on 14 September 2016.

Regretfully, the European Commission has failed to adjust EU Copyright legislation and adapt it to the digital environment.[…] Read more

Fair Internet campaign event | 5 Dec. 2016

Fair Internet campaign event | 5 Dec. 2016

Press Release | Brussels, 5 Dec. 2016

Performers call on European legislators to ensure fair treatment of performers in the digital world

5 December 2016, Brussels: Key representatives of the FAIR INTERNET campaign, which represent over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers in Europe, gathered today for their yearly event in Brussels to take stock of the Commission’s draft Directive on Copyright with European Commission officials, Members of the European Parliament and Member States’ representatives.[…] Read more

Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: a lost opportunity

Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market: a lost opportunity

Press Release | Brussels, 14 September 2016

Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is a lost opportunity to make a real difference for Europe’s performers

Performers (actors, dancers, musicians…) in Europe stand united to express their disappointment today with respect to the very limited ambitions of the European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on “Copyright in the Digital Single Market”.[…] Read more

Fair Internet partners publish open letter to Pdt Juncker

Fair Internet partners publish open letter to Pdt Juncker

Brussels, 11 July 2016 | Open letter to President Juncker as published in the Parliament Magazine

Performers in Europe need a right to equitable remuneration to be fairly rewarded for the online use of their work

Dear President Juncker,

We, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET campaign representing over 500.000 professional performers in Europe (singers, musicians, dancers, actors among others), welcome the prominence given to the fair remuneration of creators in the digital environment on the European Commission’s agenda.[…] Read more

MEP Dietmar Köster hosts Fair Internet event

MEP Dietmar Köster hosts Fair Internet event

Press Release | Brussels, 22 June 2016

Performers call on Members of the European Parliament to support legislation to guarantee fair remuneration from downloading and streaming services

MEPs from different political groups as well as performers and their representatives came together on 21 June 2016 to discuss the fair remuneration of performers in the digital environment.[…] Read more

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