11 mars 2019

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

Brussels, 11 March 2019

Download the PDF version of the Joint Letter.