Our vision is of a world that fully recognises the value of cultural and creative sector as an indispensable part of our societies and protects the rights of creators, who are at the source of this value chain, through the development of a sustainable creative and cultural ecosystem.


GESAC’s main challenge is to stay abreast of relevant EU policy and convene a large network of authors’ societies to coordinate efforts towards a sustainable creative and cultural ecosystem. Our mission is to advocate for adequate remuneration for creators and promote collective management as the best solution to respect and protect authors’ rights.


The 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

Read more about the Copyright Directive and the key protections it provides to creators


Buy-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.

European music creators (composers, lyricists etc.) are being forced to forsake thousands of euros in future earnings by draconian ‘work made for hire’ and buy-out contracts

The protection of authors’rights is essential: without this, creators wouldn’t be paid for the use of their work