On 8 September, AEPO-ARTIS submitted its contribution to the Targeted Consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
In its response, AEPO-ARTIS stressed that the provisions contained in article 17 will not automatically benefit all those it was meant to reach as in practice remuneration is unlikely to filter down to performers.
Whilst AEPO-ARTIS welcomes the recognition of collective licensing solutions in the consultation document, it asks the Commission to include in any communication to follow, a recommendation that Member States implement article 18 by introducing into their national legislation a right to remuneration for making available on demand for performers paid by online platforms and subject to mandatory collective management. This would mean that article 17 would actually achieve its stated objective of improving the remuneration of all rightholders, including performers, for such uses.
The AEPO-ARTIS submission in full is available here: AEPO-ARTIS contribution to the Targeted Consultation on the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market