The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is an example of a decade-long persistent advocacy work towards the EU institutions. On 26 March 2019, the European Parliament adopted a directive that establishes a much-needed level playing field for the cultural and creative sectors, in particular the audiovisual industry, to adapt to the 21st century online environment and integrate the global online players in the European copyright ecosystem.
In 2018, the SAA came together with a broad coalition of cultural and creative organisations representing the interests of authors and performers. One joint activity was a roundtable in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, with MEPs (Helga Trüpel, Marc Joulaud, Mary Honeyball) and authors and performers themselves.
Read our press release following the event.