Antonio Masip Hidalgo MEP shares his thoughts on the role of culture and authors for Europe

A seasoned Spanish politician and author, Antonio Masip Hidalgo is also a member of the Committee on Legal Affairs in the European Parliament that’s been charged with handling the proposed Collective Rights Management Directive.

In this frank interview given to Instituto de Derecho de Autor, the Spanish think tank on IP rights created by SGAE, Antonio strongly defends the need to protect European culture and authors by guaranteeing that they are fairly remunerated for their work. He stresses the role that culture and authors have to play in European recovery:  in the future, Europe’s cultural assets will become more than ever elements of its distinctive strength.

Antonio also recognises the long experience of the Rapporteur Marielle Gallo in defense of authors and creation.


Link to full interview (in Spanish) on