About: Authors' rights

Private copying in Spain: A slap in the face for authors

The Spanish government’s decision to limit the amount of compensation payable to rightsholders is a slap in the face to authors, as well as to the culture industry, writes Fernando Carbajo Cascón.
Digital 15-05-2015

Where is the culture in the Digital Single Market?

A digital pact is a good idea. But Pascal Rogard asks what is being done to foster the diversity of our cultures.
Languages & Culture 17-04-2015

Lucas Belvaux: ‘This copyright reform will impoverish culture’

The planned reform of EU copyright law has caused a wave of protest among rights holders, who fear the financing of the whole cultural sector will be put at risk. 
Digital 12-03-2015

Geo-blocking attacked from all sides

Criticism of copyright law has crystallised around the territorial restriction of content within the EU. The subject of "geo-blocking" is high on the European Commission's list of priorities. EURACTIV France reports
Languages & Culture 04-03-2015

Carole Tongue: ‘Funding for creative works is under threat in the digital age’

The European Commission is working on proposals to reform EU copyright law, leading some to fear for the protection of authors' rights and the future funding of the creative industries. Carole Tongue explains EURACTIV that a new association of European coalitions for cultural diversity will work to protect culture and copyrights in the EU.
Bertrand Tavernier [Photo : Wikipedia - CC : Georges Seguin].
Languages & Culture 26-09-2014

Mr Juncker: please do not undermine authors’ rights

When it comes to intellectual property, few debates have been as fierce as the status of film on the Internet. Filmmaker Bernard Tavernier takes to task Commission initiatives to harmonise author rights in the European Union.
Trade & Society 13-07-2012

Brussels proposes changes to EU copyright law

Following concerns over financial irregularities and difficult online licencing, the European Commission has proposed a new directive requiring copyright collecting societies to increase their transparency, efficiency and management of revenues. EURACTIV France reports.
26-05-2000

No agreement in copyrights debate

Yesterday's Internal Market Council did not reach a political agreement on the amended proposal for a Directive on copyright and related rights in the Information society

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