Directors and Screenwriters Join Petition for Modernised EU Copyright Framework

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VENICE: More than 19,500 directors and screenwriters from over 100 countries including CEE countries signed a FERA/FSE/SAA petition for a modernised EU copyright framework that includes all creators.

The petition calls on the European institutions to adopt a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, introducing an unwaivable right to proportionate remuneration for authors, collected directly from the on-demand platforms by the collective management organisations representing the authors.

The majority of the European Parliament's members support a compromise amendment introducing a principle of fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers for the exploitation of their works, including online, but this achievement is in danger of being wiped out if the European Parliament does not adopt its position on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market on 12 September 2018.