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UNIC policy update 23/07/2018

EU Cinema Policy Update 2018-07-23

EU Copyright Directive

19/07: Authors urge MEPs to find a common line and adopt the Copyright Directive without further delay - FERA

The Authors’ Group mentions that ‘throwing the Directive away by postponing its adoption would be a failure to deliver any concrete improvement to the situation of European authors and be an appalling missed opportunity to strengthen the creative community and Europe’s cultural wealth in the digital era.’

Cult Committee

17/07: Draft CULT Report on the New European Agenda for Culture - European Parliament website

The rapporteur stresses, among other things, the need to protect creators in the digital landscape and to this end welcomes the proposal for the Copyright Directive. He calls on the European Commission and Member States to ensure that digital platforms that play an active role in distributing, promoting and monetising copyright protected content have a clear obligation to obtain licenses from right holders and to fairly remunerate artists, authors, news publishers, producers, journalists and creators for the digital use of their work.

Video Sharing Platforms 

12/07: Video Sharing Platforms – who’s making the rules and how do they apply? – European Audiovisual Observatory 

How does European legislation sheriff the wild wild west of content sharing platforms such as YouTube? And what of Facebook? How does European law define their role and responsibilities? High time for the European Audiovisual Observatory’s new report: The legal framework for video-sharing platforms.

Event:

12 September: European Parliament Plenary Vote - EU Copyright Directive
24-27 September: FNCF Congress 2018 - Deauville
26 & 27 September: EUIPO Plenary Meeting 2018 - Alicante
15 & 16 October: UNIC Cinema Days - Brussels