BRUSSELS: A petition with 21,000 signatories supporting the right to a fair and proportionate remuneration for Europe’s screenwriters and directors was delivered to Mariya Gabriel, EU Commissioner for Digital Society and Economy, on 23 October 2018.
The petition was launched by The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) in early 2018.
In September, they welcomed the adoption of the European Parliament’s position on the Copyright Directive, which provides a new Article establishing a principle of fair and proportionate remuneration for authors derived from the revenues generated by the exploitation of their works, including online (new Article -14).
The petition was signed by people representing more than 100 countries. The petition was handed over to Commissioner Gabriel ahead of the 2nd trilogue meeting between the European Commission, the Parliament and the Council (Member States) on 25 October.