Fair Remuneration for Screenwriters & Directors

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What’s missing in the Directive proposal for the remuneration of audiovisual authors online?

European legislation is being drafted to make copyright work in the Digital Single Market. It must also work for screenwriters and directors and enable them to be fairly paid wherever their works are watched online.

The proposed legislation fails to tackle the challenges of audiovisual authors:

The problem: See our infographic

The evidence: Read our White Paper

The solution: See our flyer

Suggested language:

Unwaivable right to remuneration

  1. Member States shall ensure that when an audiovisual author has transferred or assigned his making available right to a producer, that author shall retain the right to obtain an equitable remuneration.
  2. This right to obtain an equitable remuneration for the making available of the author’s work is inalienable and cannot be waived.
  3. The administration of this right to obtain an equitable remuneration for the making available of the author’s work shall be entrusted to collective management organisations representing audiovisual authors, unless other collective agreements, including voluntary collective management agreements, guarantee such remuneration to audiovisual authors for their making available right.
  4. Authors’ collective management organisations shall collect the equitable remuneration from audiovisual media services making audiovisual works available to the public.

Check back here for updates on the discussions on the Copyright Directive in the European Parliament and Council.