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European Parliament declines to support audiovisual authors

In a vote on the Copyright Directive proposal, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) have failed to vote positively on any of the amendments asking to ensure audiovisual (AV) authors are paid proportionally to the successful exploitation of their work. This disappointing move is a missed opportunity for MEPs to put their words of support for authors’ fairer earnings …

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CISAC calls for new legislation to ensure a fair digital market for creators

Speaking at UNESCO on June 12th 2017, Jean-Michel Jarre, musician and President of CISAC called for new legislation ‘to make the digital revolution the “creators’ revolution”’. In his speech to UNESCO Jarre talked about how in his career as a musician he had seen the evolution of the creative sectors into the digital world. He made that point that while …

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IAF talks to Suomen Kirjailijaliito (The Union of Finnish Writers)

The IAF member Suomen Kijailijaliitto (The Union of Finnish Writers) met with Barbara Hayes and Luke Alcott to discuss their work in Finland. Established in 1897 The Union of Finnish Writers is the professional organization of fiction authors who write in Finnish. The Union of Finnish Writers has about 760 members and its purpose is to develop the professional status …

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IAF meets Suomen Tietokirjailijat (The Finnish association of Non-Fiction Writers)

Barbara Hayes and Luke Alcott caught from the IAF met with Jukka-Pekka Pietiäinen, Executive Director of the association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (Suomen Tietokirjailijat) during a recent conference in Finland to learn what they do for writers in Finland. In Finland 80% of publishing is non-fiction (excluding translated books) with 90% of that written by Finnish writers. Of the 6,000 …

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IAF meeting in Helsinki

At the IAF Meeting in Helsinki, members heard updates from Barbara Hayes and Luke Alcott on the work of the IAF since the AGM and from Jim Parker of PLR International regarding the ongoing work of the IAF and PLR International. Discussing developments at WIPO, Luke discussed the Artist’s Resale Right Conference and how it expressed the importance of Artist’s …

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