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
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
British artist and politician lend their support to European performers
Brussels, 8 November 2017
With the European Parliament soon to express itself on the review of EU Copyright Directive, British artist Murray Head and Member of the European Parliament Mary Honeyball (S&D, UK) came together today in Brussels in support of the FAIR INTERNET coalition.[…] Read more
Photograph: German actor, Hans Werner Meyer handing the “Make the Internet fair for performers” petition to Axel Voss MEP
German actor Hans Werner Meyer, starring in over 120 film and TV productions in Germany, and the FAIR INTERNET Coalition, representing over 500,000 professional performers across Europe, formally delivered today the “Make the Internet fair for performers” petition to Axel Voss MEP, rapporteur on the review of Copyright Directive in the European Parliament.[…] Read more
Open Letter to Ministries and Permanent Representations
Brussels, 7 September 2017
Re: FAIR INTERNET coalition statement to the Presidency proposals regarding articles 13-16 of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market from 30 August 2017
The partners of the FAIR INTERNET coalition have read with great attention the compromise proposals put forward by the Estonian Presidency regarding the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (dated 30 August 2017).[…] Read more
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
I. GUARANTEEING THE FAIR REMUNERATION OF PERFORMERS FOR THE USE OF THEIR PERFORMANCES VIA ON DEMAND SERVICES
We are facing a 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.[…] Read more
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