17 Sep 2010

10 authors organisations, including FERA, has  joined together in urging the members of the European Parliament to vote for the Gallo report during next week’s plenary session in Strasbourg.

We believe that this report represents a good compromise between the different political groups. We equally appreciate the fact that it advocates a balanced and fair approach to illegal file sharing, with an emphasis on educational and awareness raising measures rather than repressive provisions, as it has been often inaccurately reported.

We fully acknowledge the need to create a favourable environment enabling consumers to access creative and in-copyright works of high quality. We look forward to further initiatives promoting employment, better remuneration for creators in the sector and the value of intellectual property as a tool to sustain cultural diversity in Europe.

Read the Joint Statement on the Gallo Report