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Published | 21 March 2019

JOINT STATEMENT ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE

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

Joint statement