Creative sector unite to address European Parliament ahead of copyright vote

Brussels, 14 March 2019

IMPALA and more than 300 organisations from across the cultural and creative sectors representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers as well as news agencies, audiovisual producers, book, press and music publishers, unite in calling on the European Parliament to adopt the directive on copyright in the digital single market. Read the full letter below and in PDF here

 

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. A2IM – American Association of Independent Music
2. ABK - Bulgarian Book Association
3. ADAGP - French Graphic and Visual Arts Collecting Society
4. ADEB - Belgian Publishers’ Association
5. ADNPA - Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association
6. AEC - European Association of the Higher Music Education Institutions
7. AFP - Agence France Presse
8. AGD - Allianz deutscher Designer
9. AG DOK - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm
10. AIKAKAUSMEDIA - Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association
11. AIE - Italian Book Publishers’ Association
12. AIM - Association of Independent Music
13. AIPA - Slovenian Institute for the Promotion of the Rights of Authors, Performers and Producers of Audiovisual Work
14. AKKA/LAA - Latvian Authors’ Association
15. AKM - Austrian Collective Management Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
16. ALCS - British Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
17. A.L.E.J. - Luxembourg Newspaper Publishers’ Association
18. Alliance de la presse d’information générale - French Press Alliance
19. AMA - Autores de Musica Associados
20. AMAEI- Portuguese Independent Musicians, Artists and Publishers Association
21. APEL - Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers
22. API - Portuguese Publishers’ Association
23. ARI - Asociación de Revistas de Información
24. ARTISJUS - Hungarian Copyright Protection Association
25. ASOCIACIA VYDAVATATEL’OV - Slovak Press Publishers’ Association
26. AUDIOCOOP
27. AUSTROMECHANA - Austrian Mechanical Rights Management Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
28. BAM! - Dutch Songwriters Society
29. BASCA - British Academy of Songwriters and Composers
30. BBK - Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler
31. BDZV - German Newspaper Publishers’ Association
32. BFFS - Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V.
33. BFF – Berufsverband Freie Fotografen und Filmgestalter e.V
34. BFS - German Film Editors Association
35. BIEM - Bureau international des sociétés gérant les droits d’enregistrement et de reproduction mécanique
36. Bildrecht - Austrian Artists’ Collecting Society
37. BILD-KUNST - German Visual Arts Collecting Society
38. Bildupphovsrätt - Swedish Visual Artists’ Copyright Management Society
39. BIMA - Belgian Independent Music Association
40. BONO - Norwegian Visual Artists’ Copyright Society
41. Bonus Copyright Access
42. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. - German Association of Book Publishers and Booksellers
43. BUMA - Dutch Collecting Society for Music Works
44. BVC - Bundesverband Casting e.V.
45. BVK - Bundesverband Kinematografie
46. BVM - Bundesvereinigung Maskenbild
47. BVPA - Bundesverband professioneller Bildanbieter e.V.
48. BVR - Bundesverband Regie
49. CEDC - European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
50. CEPIC - Centre of the Picture Industry
51. CFC - French Centre for the Exploitation of Copyright
52. CIAGP - International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts
53. CIAM - International Council of Music Authors
54. CISAC - International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
55. CC - Composers Club
56. CC Composers Club e.V.
57. CMM – Council of Music Makers
58. CONEQTIA - Spanish Association of Professional Press and Multimedia Content
59. Copydan Writing - Danish Collecting Society in the Text Area
60. STOWARZYSZENIE AUTORÓW I WYDAWCÓW COPYRIGHT POLSKA - Polish Association of Authors and Publishers
61. Copyswede - Swedish Collecting Association for Authors and Performing Artists
62. Unie vydavatelů - Czech Publishers’ Association
63. DACIN SARA - Romanian Association of Cinematographic Authors and Audiovisual Workers
64. DACS - Visual Artists’ Rights Management Organization
65. DAfF - Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen e.V.
66. DAMA - Spanish Audiovisual Authors’ Copyright Society
67. Danish Composers’ Society
68. DANSKE FORLAG - Danish Publishers’ Association
69. DANSKE MEDIER - Danish Media Association
70. DeAuteurs - Belgian Copyright Collection Company
71. DEFKOM - Deutsche Filmkomponistenunion
72. De Media Federatie - Dutch Federation of Publishing and Media Companies Organization
73. Den norske Forleggerforening - Norvegian Publishers’ Association
74. Deutsche Fachpresse - German Association of Business Media
75. Deutscher Komponistenverband
76. Deutscher Künstlerbund
77. DILIA - Czech Theatre, Literary, Audiovisual Agency
78. Directors UK
79. DJ - Danish Union of Journalists
80. DJBFA - Composers and songwriters
81. DJV - German Federation of Journalists
82. DKV - Deutscher Komponistenverband
83. DOV - Deutsche Orchestervereinigung
84. DPA – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
85. DTV - Deutscher Textdichter Verband
86. DUP - Danish Independent Record Companies
87. EANA - European Alliance of News Agencies
88. EAS - European Association for Music in Schools
89. EAU - Estonian Authors’ Society
90. ECSA - European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
91. EFJ - European Federation of Journalists
92. EIBF - European & International Booksellers Federation
93. EMC - European Music Council
94. EMMA - European Magazine Media Association
95. EMU - European Music School Union
96. ENPA - European Newspaper Publishers’ Association
97. EPA - European Pressphoto Agency
98. EPC - European Publishers’ Council
99. Eesti Kirjastuste Liit - Estonian Publishers’ Association
100. Eurocinema - Cinema and Television Producers’ Associations
101. European Choral Association - Europa Cantat
102. EVA - European Visual Artists
103. Evening Standard
104. EWC - European Writers’ Council
105. FAC – Featured Artists Coalition
106. FAGPRESSEN - Norwegian Specialised Press Association
107. FAPE - Spanish Federation of Journalists’ Associations
108. FEDERACION DE GREMIOS DE EDITORES DE ESPAÑA - Spanish Federation of Publishers’ Guilds
109. FEMA - Federación Espanola de Músicos Asociados
110. FEP - Federation of European Publishers
111. FER - Romanian Publishing Sector Federation
112. FERA - Federation of European Film Directors
113. FFAP - French Federation of News Agencies
114. FIEG - Italian Federation of Newspaper and Periodical Publishers
115. FIL - Icelandic Association of Actors and Perfoming Artistists
116. Fjølrit - Faroese Copyright Society
117. FMC - Finnish Music Creators
118. FNPS - French Specialised Periodical Publishers’ Federation
119. FONO - Norvegian Association of Independent Record Companies
120. FREELENS e.V. - Verband der Fotografinnen und Fotografen
121. FSE - Federation of Screenwriters in Europe
122. GAU - Belgian General Publishers’ Group
123. GBDA - Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnenangehöriger
124. GEMA - The German Society for Musical Performance and Reproduction Rights
125. GESAC - European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers
126. GESTOR - Czech Union for the Protection of Authorship
127. Getty Images
128. GEWU - Belgian Educational and Scientific Publishers’ Group
129. GZS - Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
130. HAIL - Hungarian Association of Independent Labels
131. Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels - Austrian Association of Book Trade
132. HDS-ZAMP - Croatian Composers’ Society
133. HUEPP - Hellenic Union of Editors of Periodical Press
134. HUNGART - Hungarian Management Association for Artists, Industry
135. Hrvatsko društvo skladatelja - Croatian Composers Society
136. IAF - International Authors Forums
137. IAO - International Artist Organisation of Music
138. ICLA - Irish Copyright Licensing Agency
139. ICMP – International Confederation of Music Publishers
140. IFRRO - International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
141. IMAGO - European Federation of Cinematographers
142. IMPALA - Independent Music Companies Association
143. IMPF - Independent Music Publishers International Forum
144. IMRO - Irish Musical Rights Organisation
145. INDIECO - Finnish Independent Record Producers’ Association
146. INDIESUISSE - Association of Swiss Independent Music Labels and Producers
147. Initiative Urheberrecht - German Group of Associations representing Authors and Performers
148. IO - Illustratoren Organisation e.V.
149. IPAU e.V - Interessengemeinschaft der privatwirtschaftlichen
150. IPF - Slovenian Collective Society for Producers and Performers
151. IVARO - Irish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
152. IZBA WYDAWCÓW PRASY - The Polish Chamber of Press Publishers
153. Journalistförbundet - Swedish Union of Journalists
154. KEA - International Policy Research Center Specialised in Culture and Creative Industry
155. KIPA - Polish Producers Alliance
156. KLYS - Swedish Joint Committee for Artistic and Literary Professionals
157. KODA - Danish Collecting Society for Music Work
158. Konfessionelle Presse - Association of Confessional Press
159. KOPIPOL - Polish Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works
160. KOPIOSTO - Finnish Copyright Owners Society
161. STOWARZYSZENIE KREATYWNA POLSKA - Creative Poland Association
162. KUVASTO - Finnish Copyright Society for Visual Artists
163. LA PRESSE.BE - Alliance of Belgian Information Media
164. La Saif - French Authors’ Copyright Management Organization
165. LATGA - Latvian Association of Copyright Administration
166. LITA - Slovakian Society of Authors
167. LITERAL MECHANA - Austrian Linguistic Works Collecting Society
168. LIVE DMA - European Network of Music Venues, Clubs and Festivals
169. LLA - Lithuanian Publishers’ Association
170. Magazines Ireland - Association of Irish magazine media brand
171. Magyar Zeneszerzők Egyesülete - Hungarian Composers’ Union
172. Medialiitto - Finnish Media Federation
173. MediaMusic e.V. - Berufsverband Medienmusik
174. MKKE - Hungarian Books Publishers’ Association
175. MLE - Magyar Lapkiadók Egyesülete
176. MMA - Magazine media association
177. MMF – Music Managers Forum
178. MPG – Music Producers Guild
179. MU – Musician’s Union
180. Myndstef - The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association
181. Musicautor – Romanian Collecting Society
182. NDP Nieuwsmedia
183. NewsBrands Ireland
184. Nieuw Geneco - Nieuw Genootschap Nederlandse Componisten
185. NLA - British Newspapers’ Copyright Management Organization
186. NMA - News Media Alliance
187. NMC - News Media Coalition
188. NME - News Media Europe
189. NOPA - Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists
190. Norsk Komponistforeningen - Norwegian Society of Composers
191. OFA - Serbian Authors and Photographers’ Copyright Management Organization
192. ÖGZM - Österreichische Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Musik
193. ÖKB - Österreichischer Komponistenbund
194. On the Move
195. OOAS - Czech associations of authors of works of art, architecture and visual components of audiovisual works
196. OSA - Copyright Protection Authority for Music Works
197. OSDEL - Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works
198. PA - Press Association
199. PEN-Zentrum Deutschland e.V.
200. PHOEBUS - Greek Photographers’ Collecting Society
201. PICSEL - Picture Industry Collecting Society for Effective Licensing
202. PICTORIGHT - Dutch Authors’ Right Organization for Visual Creators
203. PIK - Polish Chamber of Books
204. PLATFORMA - Czech Association of Independent Record Companies
205. PMI - Italian Independent Music Producers
206. PPA - Professional Publishers Association
207. PSM - Polish Association of Film Editors
208. Produzenten Audiovisueller Unterrichtsmedien
209. ProLitteris - Swiss Copyright Management Society for Literature and Visual Arts
210. PRS for Music - Performing Right Society
211. Publishing Ireland - Irish Book Publishers’ Association
212. Pyramide
213. REMA - European Early Music Network
214. STOWARZYSZENIE DZIENNIKARZY I WYDAWCÓW REPROPOL- Polish Association of Journalists and Publishers
215. RUNDA - Regional Association of Independent Discographers
216. SAA - Society of Audiovisual Authors
217. SABAM - Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers
218. SACD - French Society of Dramatic Writers and Composers
219. SACEM - French Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music
220. SACEM Lux - Luxembourg Society for Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music
221. Sanomalehtien Liitto - Finnish Newspapers’ Association
222. SAZAS - Slovene Collective Management Organisation
223. SAZOR GIZ - Slovenian Organization of Authors and Publishers for Reproduction Rights
224. SCAM - The French Society of Multimedia Authors
225. SCGI - Screen Composers Guild of Ireland
226. SCHWEIZER PRESSE - Swiss Media
227. SCKN - Union of Czech Booksellers and Publishers
228. SDRM - French Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights
229. SEPM - Syndicate of Magazine Press Publishers
230. SFP - Polish Filmmakers’ Association
231. SGAE - Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers
232. SIAE - Italian Authors and Publishers’ Collecting Society
233. SIPA - Association for the Protection of the Interests of Music Publishers
234. SKAP - Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors
235. SKKD - Slovak Coalition for Cultural Diversity
236. SNAC - Syndicat National des auteurs et des compositeurs
237. SNE - French National Syndicate of the Publishing Sector
238. SOFAM - Belgian Visual Arts Management Company
239. SOM - Swedish Association of Independent Music Producers
240. SPAUTORES - Portuguese Cooperative for the Copyright Management of Literary and Artistic Authors
241. SOZA - Slovakian Copyright Association for Music Works
242. SSA - Swiss Authors’ Society
243. STEF - The Performing Rights Society of Iceland
244. STM - International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers
245. STIM - Swedish Musicians’ International Music Agency
246. STOMP - Dutch Independent Labels Platform
247. STOWARZYSZENIE FOTOREPORTERÓW - Polish Association of Photojournalists
248. SUISA - Swiss Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers
249. Suomen Journalistiliitto - Finnish Journalists’ Union
250. Suomen Kustannusyhdistys - Finnish Book Publishers’ Association
251. SVERIGES TIDSKRIFTER - Swedish Magazine Publishers’ Association
252. SVF - Swedish Book Publishers’ Association
253. SYNDIKAT e.V. - Verein zur Förderung deutschsprachiger Kriminalliteratur
254. The Independent
255. The Society of Finnish Composers
256. The Society of Slovene Composers
257. Thomson Reuters - Reuters News Agency
258. TONO - Norwegian Collection Society and Performing Rights Organization
259. Tónskáldafélag Íslands - Icelandic Composers’ Society
260. TU - Medier i Sverige
261. UCMF - Union des Compositeurs de Musiques de Films
262. UCMR-ADA - Romanian Musical Performing and Mechanical Rights Society
263. UDJ - Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker
264. UFI - Spanish Association of Independent Music Companies
265. UNAC - Union Nationale des Auteurs et Compositeurs
266. U.N.C.L.A - Unione Nazionale Compositori Librettisti Autori
267. UNI-MEI - Global Union in the Media, Entertainment and Arts
268. UPB - The Union of Publishers in Bulgaria
269. UPFI - The Union of Independent French Phonographic Producers
270. TEOSTO - Finnish Songwriters and Composers’ Collecting Society
271. TONO - Norwegian Collection Society for Music Works
272. VDD - Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren
273. VdFS - Verwertungsgesellschaft der Filmschaffenden
274. VdHR - Verband der Hörspielregie
275. VDL - Verband Deutscher Lokalzeitungen
276. VdO - Vereinigung deutscher Opernchöre und Bühnentänzer
277. VDZ - German Association of Magazine Publishers
278. VEGAP - Spanish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
279. Verband Bildungsmedien
280. VG Media
281. VG Musikedition - German Music Collecting Society
282. VG WORT - German Collecting Society
283. VISDA - Danish Visual Rights Society
284. VNM- Flemish News Media
285. VÖZ - Austrian Newspaper Publishers’ Association
286. VSK - Verband der Berufsgruppen Szenenbild und Kostümbild
287. VTMÖ - Austrian Association of Independent Recording Companies, Music Publishers and Music Producers
288. VUT - German Association of Independent Music Companies
289. WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
290. WE MEDIA
291. WIN – Worldwide Independent Network
292. W&DW - Writers & Directors Worldwide
293. YHKC - Serbian Book Association
294. STOWARZYSZENIE AUTORÓW ZAIKS - Polish Society of Authors and Composers
295. ZAPA - Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers
296. ZFIS - Association of Phonogram Producers in Slovenia
297. ZIP - Združenje Imetnikov Pravic / Association of Right Holders
298. ZKP - Polish Composers’ Union
299. ZVKS - Slovak Association of Publishers and Booksellers
300. ZWIĄZEK ZAWODOWY TWÓRCÓW KULTURY - Polish Union of Culture Creators
301. Zwiazek Kompozytorow Polskich, The Polish Composers’ Union
302. Zwiazek Polskich Autorow, Kompozytorow

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