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YouTube turns 15: a cause for celebration?

YouTube turned 15 years-old recently, a milestone that was celebrated by CEO Susan Wojcicki on her blog. The platform is now undeniably part of our everyday lives, reaching more than 2 billion users monthly, with 500 hours of video uploaded every minute – a remarkable achievement for which it should be congratulated. (more…)

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Joint letter supporting focus on music in Creative Europe

GESAC has joined six other organisations in writing an open letter to Member State Representatives, urging them to reinforced the focus on music in the Creative Europe programme (2021-2027). (more…)

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AUTODIA becomes a member of GESAC

Greek collecting society AUTODIA has become the 33rd member of GESAC. The decision was voted on unanimously by other member societies at the our general meeting on 21 November. (more…)

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5 reasons to support the CCI Intergroup

The following video is of the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. It was shown to guests at GESAC's Meet the Authors event in September. President Sassoli could, unfortunately, not attend the event, however, within this video message, he did cover some fundamental points about the importance of Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs). (more…)

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Buy-out contracts: a dangerous threat to European creators

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.

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President Sassoli's speech at Meet the Authors

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.

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What is Article 17 and how does it level the playing field

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.

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The protection of authors’rights is essential: without this, creators wouldn’t be paid for the use of their work

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Buy-out contracts: a dangerous threat to European creators

Buy-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.

European music creators (composers, lyricists etc.) are being forced to forsake thousands of euros in future earnings by draconian ‘work made for hire’ and buy-out contracts

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The Copyright Directive

The 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

Read more about the Copyright Directive and the key protections it provides to creators

The Broadcasting Directive

The Broadcasting Directive
Read more about how the Broadcasting Directive addresses emerging problems in online broadcasting

The Resale Right Directive

The Resale Right Directive
The Resale Right Directive aims at harmonising EU rules on ensuring authors of graphic and plastic arts are remunerated for their works

The CRM Directive

The CRM Directive
Read more about the Collective Rights Management Directive the role of collective management organisations

Cross-Border Portability Regulation

Cross-Border Portability Regulation
Read more about how the European institutions reached a deal over a final text for the Cross-Border Portability Regulation 

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