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Endelig vedtagelse af ophavsretsdirektivet

Danske og europæiske instruktører glæder sig over den endelige vedtagelse af ophavsretsdirektivet, som forhåbentligt kan være med til at sikre instruktører bedre økonomiske levevilkår:

Press release:

European organisationsof authors welcome the final adoption of the Copyright Directive and call on EU Member States to seize this historical opportunity to improve the livelihoods of all authors and foster Europe’s creativity.

On 15 April 2019, the Council of the European Union formally adopted the Copyright Directive. Following the European Parliament’s landmark vote on 26 March 2019, this final approval concludes the legislative process and paves the way for the implementation of the Directive in all EU Member States.

The undersigned organisations of authors welcome the Council’s approval and congratulate the European Parliament, Member States and the European Commission for their intensive efforts in reaching such a positive and historical outcome, which honors Europe’s shared values and its investment in cultural diversity and creative talents. In particular, we warmly thank the European Parliament, which played a decisive role in strengthening the Directive’s provisions addressing the systemic weak bargaining position of authors in negotiating contracts, and promoting fair remuneration.

Our organisations and their members now call on all EU Member States to engage in an ambitious and constructive implementation of the Directive so that it honors its promises to improve the livelihoods of all authors and foster Europe’s creativity.

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)represents over 50,000 professional composers  and  songwriters  in  27  European  countries.  With  57  member  organizations  across Europe,  the  Alliance  speaks  for  the  interests  of  music  creators  of  art  &  classical  music (contemporary),     film     &     audiovisual     music,     as     well     as     popularmusic.     Web: www.composeralliance.org

EWC, founded in 1977 in Germany and newly constituted in 2006 in Brussels as an international non-profit  organisation,  the  European Writers’ Council  is  the  federation  of  45  European  national organisations of professional writers and literary translators in all genres in 34 countries. EWC’s members     represent     more     than     160,000     authors     in     the     book     sector.     Web: www.europeanwriterscouncil.eu

The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), founded in 1980, represents film and TV directors  at  European  level,  with  43  directors’  associations  as  members  from  33  countries.  We speak for more than  20,000  European  screen  directors,  representing  their  cultural,  creative  and economic interests. Web:www.filmdirectors.eu

Federation  of  Screenwriters  Europe is  a  network  of  national  and  regional  associations, guilds  and  unions  of  writers  for  the  screen  in  Europe,  created  in  June  2001.  It  comprises  25 organisations  from  19  countries,  representing  more  than  7,000  screenwriters  in  Europe.  Web: www.scenaristes.org