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Published | 11 March 2019

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE

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 Brussels, 11 March 2019                                                                           

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JOINT STATEMENT ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE

We, the undersigned organisations, representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers call on the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

This Directive has been long sought to create a much-needed level playing field for all actors of the creative sector in the European Digital Single Market, whilst giving citizens better access to a wider array of content. This is a historical opportunity. We need an internet that is fair and sustainable for all. This is why we urge policymakers to adopt the Directive quickly, as agreed in trilogue negotiations.

SIGNATORIES

1. ABK - Bulgarian Book Association
2. ADAGP - French Graphic and Visual Arts Collecting Society
3. ADEB - Belgian Publishers’ Association
4. ADNPA - Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association
5. AEC - European Association of the Higher Music Education Institutions
6. AFP - Agence France Presse                                                                                               
7. AGD - Allianz deutscher Designer
8. AG DOK - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm
9. AIKAKAUSMEDIA - Finnish Periodical Publishers' Association
10. AIE - Italian Book Publishers’ Association
11. AIM - Association of Independent Music
12. AIPA - Slovenian Institute for the Promotion of the Rights of Authors, Performers and Producers of Audiovisual Work
13. AKKA/LAA - Latvian Authors’ Association
14. AKM - Austrian Collective Management Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
15. ALCS - British Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
16. A.L.E.J. - Luxembourg Newspaper Publishers’ Association
17. Alliance de la presse d’information générale - French Press Alliance
18. AMAEI- Portuguese Independent Musicians, Artists and Publishers Association
19. APEL - Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers
20. API - Portuguese Publishers’ Association
21. ARI - Asociación de Revistas de Información
22. ARTISJUS - Hungarian Copyright Protection Association
23. ASOCIACIA VYDAVATATEL’OV - Slovak Press Publishers’ Association
24. AUDIOCOOP
25. AUSTROMECHANA - Austrian Mechanical Rights Management Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
26. BASCA - British Academy of Songwriters and Composers
27. BBK - Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler
28. BDZV - German Newspaper Publishers’ Association
29. BFFS - Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V.
30. BFS - German Film Editors Association
31. BIEM - Bureau international des sociétés gérant les droits d’enregistrement et de reproduction mécanique
32. Bildrecht - Austrian Artists’ Collecting Society
33. BILD-KUNST - German Visual Arts Collecting Society
34. Bildupphovsrätt - Swedish Visual Artists’ Copyright Management Society
35. BIMA - Belgian Independent Music Association
36. BONO - Norwegian Visual Artists’ Copyright Society
37. Bonus Copyright Access
38. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. - German Association of Book Publishers and Bookseller
39. BUMA - Dutch Collecting Society for Music Works
40. BVC - Bundesverband Casting e.V.
41. BVK - Bundesverband Kinematografie
42. BVM - Bundesvereinigung Maskenbild
43. BVR - Bundesverband Regie
44. CEDC - European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
45. CEPIC - Centre of the Picture Industry
46. CFC - French Centre for the Exploitation of Copyright
47. CIAGP - International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts
48. CIAM - International Council of Music Authors
49. CISAC - International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
50. CC - Composers Club
51. CONEQTIA - Spanish Association of Professional Press and Multimedia Content
52. Copydan Writing - Danish Collecting Society in the Text Area
53. STOWARZYSZENIE AUTORÓW I WYDAWCÓW COPYRIGHT POLSKA - Polish Association of Authors and Publishers
54. Copyswede - Swedish Collecting Association for Authors and Performing Artists
55. Unie vydavatelů - Czech Publishers’ Association
56. DACIN SARA - Romanian Association of Cinematographic Authors and Audiovisual Workers
57. DACS - Visual Artists’ Rights Management Organization
58. DAfF - Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen e.V.
59. DAMA - Spanish Audiovisual Authors’ Copyright Society
60. DANSKE FORLAG - Danish Publishers’ Association
61. DANSKE MEDIER - Danish Media Association
62. DeAuteurs - Belgian Copyright Collection Company
63. DEFKOM - Deutsche Filmkomponistenunion
64. De Media Federatie - Dutch Federation of Publishing and Media Companies Organization
65. Den norske Forleggerforening - Norvegian Publishers’ Association
66. Deutsche Fachpresse - German Association of Business Media
67. Deutscher Künstlerbund
68. DILIA - Czech Theatre, Literary, Audiovisual Agency
69. Directors UK
70. DJ - Danish Union of Journalists
71. DJV - German Federation of Journalists
72. DKV - Deutscher Komponistenverband
73. DOV - Deutsche Orchestervereinigung
74. DPA – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
75. DTV - Deutscher Textdichter Verband
76. DUP - Danish Independent Record Companies
77. EANA - European Alliance of News Agencies
78. EAS - European Association for Music in Schools
79. EAU - Estonian Authors’ Society
80. ECSA - European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
81. EFJ - European Federation of Journalists
82. EIBF - European & International Booksellers Federation
83. EMC - European Music Council
84. EMMA - European Magazine Media Association
85. EMU - European Music School Union
86. ENPA - European Newspaper Publishers’ Association
87. EPA - European Pressphoto Agency
88. EPC - European Publishers’ Council
89. Eesti Kirjastuste Liit - Estonian Publishers’ Association
90. Eurocinema - Cinema and Television Producers’ Associations
91. European Choral Association - Europa Cantat
92. EVA - European Visual Artists
93. Evening Standard
94. EWC - European Writers’ Council
95. FAGPRESSEN - Norwegian Specialised Press Association
96. FAPE - Spanish Federation of Journalists’ Associations
97. FEDERACION DE GREMIOS DE EDITORES DE ESPAÑA -
Spanish Federation of Publishers’ Guilds
98. FEP - Federation of European Publishers
99. FER - Romanian Publishing Sector Federation
100. FERA - Federation of European Film Directors
101. FFAP - French Federation of News Agencies
102. FIEG - Italian Federation of Newspaper and Periodical Publishers
103. FIL - Icelandic Association of Actors and Perfoming Artistists
104. Fjølrit - Faroese Copyright Society
105. FNPS - French Specialised Periodical Publishers’ Federation
106. FONO - Norvegian Association of Independent Record Companies
107. FREELENS e.V. - Verband der Fotografinnen und Fotografen
108. FSE - Federation of Screenwriters in Europe
109. GAU - Belgian General Publishers’ Group
110. GBDA - Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnenangehöriger
111. GEMA - The German Society for Musical Performance and Reproduction Rights
112. GESAC - European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers
113. GESTOR - Czech Union for the Protection of Authorship
114. Getty Images
115. GEWU - Belgian Educational and Scientific Publishers’ Group
116. GZS - Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
117. HAIL - Hungarian Association of Independent Labels
118. Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels - Austrian Association of Book Trade
119. HUEPP - Hellenic Union of Editors of Periodical Press
120. HUNGART - Hungarian Management Association for Artists,
Industry and Photography
121. HDS-ZAMP - Croatian Composers’ Society - Collective Management Society
122. IAF - International Authors Forums
123. IAO - International Artist Organisation of Music
124. ICLA - Irish Copyright Licensing Agency
125. ICMP – International Confederation of Music Publishers
126. IFRRO - International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
127. IMAGO - European Federation of Cinematographers
128. IMPALA - Independent Music Companies Association
129. IMPF - Independent Music Publishers International Forum
130. IMRO - Irish Musical Rights Organisation
131. INDIECO - Finnish Independent Record Producers’ Association
132. INDIESUISSE - Association of Swiss Independent Music Labels and Producers
133. Initiative Urheberrecht - German Group of Associations representing Authors and Performers
134. IO - Illustratoren Organisation e.V.
135. IPF - Slovenian Collective Society for Producers and Performers
136. IVARO - Irish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
137. IZBA WYDAWCÓW PRASY - The Polish Chamber of Press Publishers
138. Journalistförbundet - Swedish Union of Journalists
139. KEA - International Policy Research Center Specialised in Culture and Creative Industry.
140. KIPA - Polish Producers Alliance
141. KLYS - Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals
142. KODA - Danish Collecting Society for Music Work
143. Konfessionelle Presse - Association of Confessional Press
144. KOPIPOL - Polish Association of Copyright Collective Administration
for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works
145. KOPIOSTO - Finnish Copyright Owners Society
146. STOWARZYSZENIE KREATYWNA POLSKA - Creative Poland Association
147. KUVASTO - Finnish Copyright Society for Visual Artists
148. LA PRESSE.BE - Alliance of Belgian Information Media
149. La Saif - French Authors’ Copyright Management Organization
150. LATGA - Latvian Association of Copyright Administration
151. LITA - Slovakian Society of Authors
152. LITERAL MECHANA - Austrian Linguistic Works Collecting Society
153. LIVE DMA - European Network of Music Venues, Clubs and Festivals
154. LLA - Lithuanian Publishers’ Association
155. Magazines Ireland - Association of Irish magazine media brands
156. Medialiitto - Finnish Media Federation
157. MediaMusic e.V. - Berufsverband Medienmusik
158. MKKE - Hungarian Books Publishers’ Association
159. MLE - Magyar Lapkiadók Egyesülete
160. MMA - Magazine media association
161. Myndstef - The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association
162. Musicautor – Romanian Collecting Society
163. NDP Nieuwsmedia
164. NLA - British Newspapers’ Copyright Management Organization
165. NMA - News Media Alliance
166. NMC - News Media Coalition
167. NME - News Media Europe
168. OFA - Serbian Authors and Photographers’ Copyright Management Organization
169. On the Move
170. OOAS - Czech associations of authors of works of art, architecture and visual components of audiovisual works
171. OSA - Copyright Protection Authority for Music Works
172. OSDEL - Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works
173. PA - Press Association
174. PEN-Zentrum Deutschland e.V.
175. PHOEBUS - Greek Photographers’ Collecting Society
176. PICTORIGHT - Dutch Authors’ Right Organization for Visual Creators
177. PIK - Polish Chamber of Books
178. PLATFORMA - Czech Association of Independent Record Companies
179. PMI - Italian Independent Music Producers
180. PPA - Professional Publishers Association
181. PSM - Polish Association of Film Editors
182. ProLitteris - Swiss Copyright Management Society for Literature and Visual Arts
183. PRS for Music - Performing Right Society
184. Publishing Ireland - Irish Book Publishers’ Association
185. Pyramide
186. REMA - European Early Music Network
187. STOWARZYSZENIE DZIENNIKARZY I WYDAWCÓW REPROPOLPolish Association of Journalists and Publishers
188. RUNDA - Regional Association of Independent Discographers
189. SAA - Society of Audiovisual Authors
190. SABAM - Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers
191. SACD - French Society of Dramatic Writers and Composers
192. SACEM - French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music
193. SACEM Lux - Luxembourg Society for Authors, Composer and Publishers of Music
194. Sanomalehtien Liitto - Finnish Newspapers’ Association
195. SAZAS - Slovene Collective Management Organisation
196. SAZOR GIZ - Slovenian Organization of Authors and Publishers for Reproduction Rights
197. SCAM - The French Society of Multimedia Authors
198. SCHWEIZER PRESSE - Swiss Media
199. SCKN - Union of Czech Booksellers and Publishers
200. SDRM - French Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights
201. SEPM - Syndicate of Magazine Press Publishers
202. SFP - Polish Filmmakers’ Association
203. SGAE - Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers
204. SIAE - Italian Authors and Publishers’ Collecting Society
205. SIPA - Association for the Protection of the Interests of Music Publishers
206. SKKD - Slovak Coalition for Cultural Diversity
207. SNE - French National Syndicate of the Publishing Sector
208. SOFAM - Belgian Visual Arts Management Company
209. SOM - Swedish Association of Independent Music Producers
210. SPAUTORES - Portuguese Cooperative for the Copyright Management of Literary and Artistic Authors
211. SOZA - Slovakian Copyright Association for Music Works
212. SSA - Swiss Authors’ Society
213. STEF - The Performing Rights Society of Iceland
214. STM - International Association of Academic and Professional Publishers
215. STIM - Swedish Musicians’ International Music Agency
216. STOMP - Dutch Independent Labels Platform
217. STOWARZYSZENIE FOTOREPORTERÓW - Polish Association of Photojournalists
218. SUISA - Swiss Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers
219. Suomen Journalistiliitto - Finnish Journalists’ Union
220. Suomen Kustannusyhdistys - Finnish Book Publishers’ Association
221. SVERIGES TIDSKRIFTER - Swedish Magazine Publishers’ Association
222. SVF - Swedish Book Publishers’ Association
223. The Independent
224. Thomson Reuters - Reuters News Agency
225. TONO - Norwegian Collection Society and Performing Right Organization
226. TU - Medier i Sverige
227. UCMR-ADA - Romanian Musical Performing and Mechanical Rights Society
228. UDJ - Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker
229. UFI - Spanish Association of Independent Music Companies
230. UNI-MEI - Global Union in the Media, Entertainment and Arts
231. UPB - The Union of Publishers in Bulgaria
232. UPFI - The Union of Independent French Phonographic Producers
233. TEOSTO - Finnish Songwriters and Composers’ Collecting Society
234. TONO - Norwegian Collection Society for Music Works
235. VDD - Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren
236. VdFS - Verwertungsgesellschaft der Filmschaffenden
237. VdHR - Verband der Hörspielregie
238. VDL - Verband Deutscher Lokalzeitungen
239. VdO - Vereinigung deutscher Opernchöre und Bühnentänzer
240. VDZ - German Association of Magazine Publishers
241. VEGAP - Spanish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
242. Verband Bildungsmedien
243. VG Media
244. VG Musikedition - German Music Collecting Society
245. VG WORT - German Collecting Society
246. VISDA - Danish Visual Rights Society
247. VNM- Flemish News Media
248. VÖZ - Austrian Newspaper Publishers’ Association
249. VSK - Verband der Berufsgruppen Szenenbild und Kostümbild
250. VTMÖ - Austrian Association of Independent Recording Companies, Music Publishers and Music Producers
251. VUT - German Association of Independent Music Companies
252. WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
253. WE MEDIA
254. W&DW - Writers & Directors Worldwide
255. YHKC - Serbian Book Association
256. STOWARZYSZENIE AUTORÓW ZAIKS - Polish Society of Authors and Composers
257. ZAMP - Croatian Copyright Protection Service for Music Works
258. ZAPA - Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers
259. ZFIS - Association of Phonogram Producers in Slovenia
260. ZIP - Združenje Imetnikov Pravic / Association of Right Holders
261. ZKP - Polish Composers’ Union
262. ZVKS - Slovak Association of Publishers and Booksellers
263. ZWIĄZEK ZAWODOWY TWÓRCÓW KULTURY - Polish Union of Culture Creators

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