the artists' rights
on Internet in Europe
three years of political battle, the European Parliament approved
on March 26 the European copyright reform which provides for new
rules on copyright on the Internet. This text, highly anticipated
by the media and the world of culture, aims to ensure that copyright
rights and obligations also apply to the digital sphere. MEPs
adopted the directive in plenary by 348 votes to 274 with 36 abstentions.
a press release published on the IFCCD website, the European Coalitions
for Cultural Diversity (ECCD) warmly welcome the adoption of the
Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market by the European
release | Text
of the law.
and Artistic Freedom
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The UNESCO universal Copyright Convention
"Committed to promoting copyright protection since its early
days, (the Universal Copyright Convention was adopted under UNESCO’s
aegis in 1952), UNESCO has over time grows concerned with ensuring
general respect for copyright in all fields of creation…"
UNESCO has several tools which are presented at the following
2° / The specialized societies
is the French collective rights management in the field of visual
sculpture, photography, multimedia, etc. It represents almost
100 000 authors.
is represented in about 46 countries, the coordinates per country
with the corresponding websites being available from the button
Cf also Newsletter N° 1 and 2.
Another society, the SAIF, also defends the artists’ rights.