On 19 November, GESAC held an online event featuring grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Angélique Kidjo and a whole host of key officials from the European Commission and Parliament. (more…)
GESAC has cosigned a letter alongside 109 pan-European cultural networks and associations, calling on the European Union and member states to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans. (more…)
What were European authors’ societies’ royalty collections for 2019 and what do they tell us about creators’ earnings today? (more…)
21 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector have written to members of the European Parliament to ask them to support a number of amendments tabled on the draft Report on a Recovery and Resilience Facility. (more…)
Join us on 18 November at 14:00-16:00 for a round of discussions with big names from both the creative and policy world.
Do you know any law students currently studying or researching authors’ right/copyright? If you do, encourage them to apply for this year’s edition of the ALAI European Authors’ Right Award! The deadline is 16/11.
The COVID-19 crisis has been devastating for the whole cultural sector. From venues to rightsholders and right down to the individual creators themselves, no one in our sector has been left untouched by this crisis.
GESAC has sent a statement to the European institutions which includes recommendations on how to best support European creators during this global pandemic.
Creators who rely on the public performance of their work are facing the prospect of present and future earnings being wiped out, as lockdowns take their toll on Europe’s economy.
European music creators are being forced to forsake thousands of euros in future earnings by draconian ‘work made for hire’ and buy-out contracts
Read more to find out how Video On Demand platforms and broadcasters are circumventing EU law and what can be done about it.
The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, was enthusiastically supportive of culture and the creative industries in a video message shown at Meet the Authors.
Article 17, formerly Article 13, was one of the most hotly contested issues surrounding the Copyright Directive. Click below to find out how it will benefit creators and the creative sector.
The protection of authors’rights is essential: without this, creators wouldn’t be paid for the use of their work
Hot in the newsBuy-out contracts: a dangerous threat to European creators
Read more to find out how video on demand platforms and broadcasters are circumventing EU law and what can be done about it.
Hot in the newsThe Copyright Directive
In April 2019, the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was formally adopted, bringing hugely positives effects for Europe’s creators
We represent 33 members
from 28 different countries.
Our members distributed €5.4 billion royalties in 2018 and invested €216 million in European culture
Representing creators from all over Europe
GESAC brings together organisations from a range of sectors to protect authors’ rights and promote their best interests. Our members manage the rights of their authors’ works and represent them in negotiations to secure things like fair remuneration. They are run by their members, are non-profit, and provide a crucial service in the creative sector that enables authors to create.