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YouTube refuses fair pay, removes all Danish music

Google has decided unilaterally to remove from YouTube all Danish music!

The reprehensible decision, which penalises Danish creators and music fans, comes in the middle of negotiations between the giant platform and Nordic authors societies, and after YouTube’s parent company said payments provided to composers and songwriters must be reduced by almost 70% for an extension of the existing agreement with GESAC member Koda. (more…)

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“We call on EU leaders to be bold” – prominent creators sign op-ed

“European culture is in the midst of a crisis. How decision-makers choose to respond now will set the scene for the next decade of cultural and creative life in our union.” ………………………….. …………………………………..

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So reads the opening line of an op-ed to EU leaders signed by some of Europe’s most prominent creators.

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Annual Activity Report 2019

GESAC’s 2019 Annual Report takes a look back at how the adoption of the Copyright Directive changed Europe’s creative landscape and marked a new begging for authors. (more…)

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