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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“EU Copyright reform should include a guarantee for fair remuneration for creators and performers”, stated MEP Mary Honeyball.
The European Commission’s upcoming proposal on EU Copyright reform should include a guarantee for a fair remuneration for creators and performers, stated Mary Honeyball MEP (Socialist/United-Kingdom) during today’s breakfast briefing she co-organised with the FAIR INTERNET coalition.[…] Read more