EU AI ACT : Joint statement from European creators and rightsholders

GESAC, alongside with a broad coalition of organisations in Europe’s creative and cultural sectors welcomes today’s approval of the EU AI Act by the European Parliament, and thanks Members of the European Parliament for the essential role they have played in supporting creators and rightsholders throughout the legislative process.

The EU AI Act is world-first legislation that regulates the development and use of AI and sets an example for responsible AI governance.

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Press release: European Parliament adopts its Report on the Music Streaming Market

GESAC applauds the strong commitment of the EP to address creators’ concerns and welcomes the call for an EU legislation to ensure the transparency of and cultural diversity on all music streaming platforms.

Strasbourg, 17 January 2024 – Today, the European Parliament plenary adopted the initiative report of MEP Ibán García del Blanco on “Cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European music streaming market” with an overwhelming majority. The report acknowledges the significant problems faced by creators and suggests Union-level initiatives to set the ground for a fairer and more sustainable ecosystem in this ever-growing market.


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Press release: EU policymakers reach agreement on the AI Act

GESAC welcomes the recognition of the need for transparency and compliance with EU rules by providers of general-purpose AI models

Brussels, 11 December 2023 – Following the EU decisionmakers’ announcement of having reached a political agreement on the EU AI Act at the end of a three-day trialogue meeting, GESAC welcomes the recognition on the need for providers of general-purpose AI models operating in the EU market to comply with EU copyright laws and minimum transparency obligations, which are indispensable for rightholders to exercise and enforce their rights.

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