We are happy to announce that GESAC has hired a new Communications Manager to replace Habib Msallem, who will be leaving GESAC at the end of July. Alia Papageorgiou will join GESAC as Communications Manager on August 25. Alia will bring a wealth of experience to the role, having spent the past 15 years in Brussels working as a journalist and communications expert both for the EU institutions and the private sector. She also sits on the board of the Brussels Press Club and is Vice President Association of European Journalists Belgium. (more…)
GESAC has once again united with our live sector partners to issue a statement addressed to European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. (more…)
GESAC has issued a press release in response to the European Commission's newly released guidelines on the reopening and relaunching of the cultural sector. The guidelines will hopefully help smooth the way for the swift return to live events that Europeans so desperately crave. (more…)
Today marks the launch of the EY study GESAC commissioned, with the support of nine other creative sector organisations, Rebuilding Europe: The cultural and creative sector before and after the COVID-19 crisis
On 18 November we hosted an event 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.
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
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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 32 members
from 27 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.