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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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
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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.