April 25, 2024

From 15th to 19th April, Geneva was the setting for WIPO’s 45th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. AEPO-ARTIS was present with a small delegation, spoke with multiple country...

April 16, 2024

On Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th of April representatives from all corners of the copyright-driven sectors gathered in Namur (Belgium) for the Belgian Copyright Conference that focused on: “The Action...

January 22, 2024

On 17 January, the European Parliament plenary adopted the report of MEP Ibán García del Blanco on “Cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European music streaming market”.

January 12, 2024

With start of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, AEPO-ARTIS has addressed an open letter to the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo with the aim of emphasizing the importance of culture and promoting the improvement of performers' rights, in accordance with the priorities during this presidency involving cultural and creative sectors.

May 31, 2023

The AEPO-ARTIS conference ‘Four Years of the Copyright Directive’ brings different stakeholders from the creative industries to the table for the first time.

April 7, 2023

A presentation on different models introducing Equitable Remuneration (ER) by Will Page at WIPO 43rd SCCR was criticised by many. With the accompanying 14-page report now published, the criticism proves to be justified.

March 22, 2023

Last week, from 13th until 17th of March, the 43rd WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place, with once more a lot of time given to...

September 23, 2022

Earlier this week, the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Slovenian Parliament approved the draft law implementing the CDSM directive 2019/790, bringing the total amount of countries that have completed...

September 9, 2022

On September 8th 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its ruling in the case between the Federation of the Spanish Digital Industry sector (AMETIC) and Ventanilla...

Commissioner Breton’s statement
July 26, 2022

On July 20th, Commissioner Thierry Breton, responded to a Parliamentary Question that was tabled in March 2022 by the Cultural and Creators Friendship Group (CCFG). The question concerning article 18...

open letter to the Czech President Miloš Zeman
July 4, 2022

With Czech Republic taking over presidency of the European Union, AEPO-ARTIS wrote an open letter to the Czech President with the goal to draw attention to the important issue of...

June 16, 2022

Today – 16 June 2022 – the Belgium Parliament completed the implementation of the so-called Copyright directive (2019/790). As one of the 13 remaining countries that were running late in...

June 7, 2022

Today, June 7th, 2022, is a big day for performers’ rights. It is explicitly stated in the new Copyright Directive that as of today, for all new contracts, performers and...

May 30, 2022

Danish Musician’s Union delivered signatures of 4500 artists supporting the #Fixstreaming campaign to the Danish Minister of Culture Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, asking for a fair remuneration of Danish artists in the...

May 26, 2022

Ljubljana, 26 May The European audiovisual industry needs modern legislation that will reflect the rapid development of digital technologies on the market, agreed participants of a regional conference on copyright....

May 19, 2022

Performers warn Member States against rapid implementation of the Copyright Directive On May 19th, the European Commission has taken the next step in the infringement procedure of the so-called Copyright...

April 27, 2022

On the 2022 World Intellectual Property Day, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its ruling on the case against Article 17 of the Copyright Directive (C-401/19). Poland...

March 17, 2022

A few days ago, several members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education met with performers and their representatives from across Europe to discuss the fact that —...

February 11, 2022

Almost three years after the adoption of the Copyright Directive, less than 50% of Member States have transposed it, leaving performers in the dark as to the right on a...

January 24, 2022

With France taking over presidency of the European Union and the ambitious programme that President Emmanuel Macron has presented to the Parliament in Strasbourg, AEPO-ARTIS wrote an open letter to...

November 24, 2021

The UK Parliament published today a Private Member’s Bill from Kevin Brennan MP entitled “Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill” available here. The bill proposes the introduction for...

September 10, 2021

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) published its opinion on the Commission’s Intellectual Property Action Plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience. The driving force...

October 5, 2020

Joint Statement of Organisations representing Authors, Performers, Publishers and Creative workers at EU levelSome of the world’s biggest consumer device manufacturers are aggressively targeting the Visegrad Four countries in an...

September 30, 2020

Professor Raquel Xalabarder of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, recently published an article entitled “The Principle Of Appropriate And Proportionate Remuneration Of Art.18 Digital Single Market Directive: Some Thoughts For...

September 17, 2020

In 2019 after long negotiations, the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was adopted. Article 18 of this Directive obliges Member States to ensure that authors and...

September 8, 2020

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...

August 13, 2020

On 10 July, the Commission launched a “roadmap” consultation as part of its initiative to prepare an intellectual property action plan. This action plan will set out the Commission’s vision...

Seminar - Post Copyright Directive
December 10, 2019

AEPO-ARTIS Seminar “Post Copyright Directive: What performers’ rights protection in the future?” On 10 December 2019, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to a...

March 26, 2019

THE FAIR INTERNET COALITION WELCOMES THE ADOPTION OF THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE AS A FIRST, IMPORTANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN IMPROVING PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS Brussels, 26 March 2019 I The...

March 12, 2019

The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges members of the European Parliament to give their final approval in plenary to the...

February 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 February 2019, The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges the Council and the Parliament to give their final approval...

February 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 February 2019, The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges the Council and the Parliament to give their final approval...

December 11, 2018

Open Letter to President Juncker: European Commission yet again fails to listen to the legitimate demands of performers in Europe Dear President Juncker, At a critical time for the future...

December 10, 2018

On 10 December, European and international authors and performers’ organisations from all sectors released the following joint statement JOINT STATEMENT: THE EU URGENTLY NEEDS REMUNERATION RULES FOR AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS...

November 7, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 7 November 2018: The Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to “EU Copyright Acquis: 25 years of harmonisation. What is working for...

November 7, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 7 November 2018:The Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to “EU Copyright Acquis: 25 years of harmonisation. What is working for performers...

September 13, 2018

Brussels, 13 September 2018: The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, welcomes the vote of the European Parliament’s plenary on the draft...

September 11, 2018

Brussels, 11 September 2018:Tomorrow, MEPs will vote in plenary on the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The FAIR INTERNET coalition calls on all MEPs to safeguard...

July 5, 2018

Brussels, 5 July 2018: The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, calls on members of the European Parliament – when considering amendments...

June 4, 2018

On 4 June 2018, a number of European performers and audiovisual authors released the following open letter addressed to Members of the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament: Brussels,...

May 29, 2018

On 29 May 2018, an event took place at the European Parliament hosted by MEPs Marc Joulaud (EPP), Mary Honeyball (S&D) and Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA) took place at the European...

May 22, 2018

Brussels, 22 May 2018:AEPO-ARTIS, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations, on behalf of the FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over half a million music and audiovisual performers in Europe, and German...

November 21, 2017

On 21 November 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS member GVL held a German Media Briefing at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. Entitled...

October 16, 2017

On 16 October 2017, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members SAWP and STOART held a debate with the Polish press and Polish representatives...

October 16, 2017

On 16 October 2017, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members SAWP and STOART held a debate with the Polish press and Polish representatives...

September 26, 2017

On 26 September 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members ADAMI, Playright and SPEDIDAM held a Francophone Media Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont...

September 25, 2017

German actor Hans Werner Meyer, starring in over 120 film and TV productions in Germany, and the FAIR INTERNET Coalition, representing over 500,000 professional performers across Europe, formally delivered today...

September 7, 2017

FAIR INTERNET coalition statement to the Presidency proposals regarding articles 13-16 of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market from 30 August 2017 The partners of the...

July 12, 2017

Statement of the Fair Internet Coalition, On 11 July 2017, the members of the European Parliament Industry and Culture Committees adopted their opinions on the Draft EU Copyright Directive. While...

July 10, 2017

On 10 July 2017, the Fair Internet Coalition submitted the following statement to the Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee with its comments to the amendments tabled to...

Panel-2
June 8, 2017

On 6 June 2017, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar entitled “Performers’ Rights in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities” at the THON EU Hotel in Brussels. The AEPO-ARTIS seminar, amongst other issues,...

May 2, 2017

On 2 May 2017, FIM with the support of WIPO held a Side Event in Geneva on the occasion of the 34th WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights,...

March 28, 2017

On 28 March 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members Playright and NORMA held a Press Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel in...

March 23, 2017

On 23 March 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members AIE and AISGE held a Spanish Media Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel...

January 31, 2017

On 31st January 2017, at the invitation of MEP Helga Trüpel, AEPO-ARTIS participated in a workshop at the European Parliament on online platforms and the value gap. The workshop focused...

January 11, 2017

On 11 January 2017, the FAIR INTERNET Coalition released a press statement calling on MEPs to make the necessary amendments to the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single...

December 16, 2016

The AEPO-ARTIS seminar, amongst other issues, took stock of the European Commission’s proposal For a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which is now being discussed in trilogue...

December 6, 2016

On 5 December 2016, AEPO-ARTIS and key representatives of the FAIR INTERNET campaign, gathered at the Solvay Library in Brussels, to take stock of the Commission’s draft Directive on Copyright...