| HOME| WHAT IS AEPO-ARTIS| NEWS| POSITION PAPERS| PERFORMERS' RIGHTS STUDY| FAIR INTERNET CAMPAIGN|
  You are here : > HOME> NEWS> Press Release: Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC Print pageAddress - Phone number - Fax numberEmail  
 
 
+ Press Release/ Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is a Lost Opportunity to Make a Real Difference for Europe's Performers
+ Europe's performers call to support oral amendment ensuring fair remuneration online (para 25)
+ PERFORMERS IN EUROPE DISAPPOINTED AS MEPS FAIL TO ADDRESS THE FAIR TREATMENT OF PERFORMERS ONLINE
+ Fair Internet Statement to the European Parliament
+ Fair Internet for Performers: Petition
+ Press Release: Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC
+ Press Release/ Performers Unite to Campaign for a Fair Internet
+ Private copying remuneration new study highlights positive impact
+ AEPO-ARTIS Study
+ Joint Political Declaration on Private Copying Remuneration
+ Meetings
+ Current discussions
 

Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee vote on the Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC: the Parliament missed an opportunity to unambiguously support performers' welfare in the on demand environment

FAIR INTERNET Press Release

Brussels 16 June 2015
________________________________________
Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee vote on the Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC: the Parliament missed an opportunity to unambiguously support performers’ welfare in the on demand environment.

The FAIR INTERNET campaign partners [1], who represent over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors and dancers, welcome today’s acknowledgement by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee of the need for fair and appropriate remuneration for all categories of rightholders, as mentioned in paragraph 3 of the Reda report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC (“the Copyright Directive”).

However, we deeply regret that the report stops short of suggesting effective remedies or statutory measures granting performers a fair payment for the making available of their performances on demand through downloading or streaming.


The economic situation of most performers has barely changed since the introduction of the exclusive making available right in the 2001 Copyright Directive. Since this right is mostly transferred by contract to producers, only few performers benefit from individually or collectively negotiated royalties for the exploitation of their performances. In practice, this right has been largely ineffective as in most EU countries performers receive no remuneration at all, or, at best, a derisory single all-inclusive fee.

To remedy this injustice, we strongly call on the European Parliament to recognise that performers, when they transfer their exclusive right for the making available of performances on demand, must enjoy an unwaivable right to equitable remuneration collected from the users and subject to mandatory collective management.

This new statutory entitlement would make sure that performers, despite their weak individual or collective bargaining position, get a fair share of the revenues generated by the exploitation of their performances in the digital environment.


________________________________________
[1] www.fair-internet.eu

 
 
  Print pageBackTop