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

Fair-Internet campaign event | 7 Nov. 2017

Fair-Internet campaign event | 7 Nov. 2017

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

Fair-Internet meets with Axel Voss MEP

Fair-Internet meets with Axel Voss MEP

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

Fair-Internet reacts to EU Presidency proposal

Fair-Internet reacts to EU Presidency proposal

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

Dear Madam/Sir,

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

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