Advocacy Documents

Here you can find important ECSA documents for download:


ECSA Articles of association

ECSA Internal rules

Position papers

ECSA position paper on the future of the Creative Europe Programme – October 2018

ECSA Position on the Copyright Directive – October 2018

2016 draft copyright directive- ECSA viewpoint – December 2016

ECSA position paper on the review of the EU copyright acquis – What Music Creators Want – March 2015

ECSA position paper on fair remuneration for authors in the digital age – January 2015

Authorship and Joint-Authorship of Musical Works: A Quest for Common Standards in EU Copyright Law – 2013

ECSA position paper on governance/transparency standards of Collecting Societies – January 2012

ECSA position paper on Collective Rights Management – November 2010

Statements, declarations and briefings

ECSA – EWC Joint Letter on the right of revocation in the Copyright Directive – October 2018

Authors’ Group comments on the Directive for Copyright in the Digital Single Market – October 2018

ECSA urges the European Commission to block the Sony/EMI deal and preserve a competitive and culturally diverse European music landscape – October 2018

ECSA urges Members of the Spanish Congress to put an end to the unfair and discriminatory treatment of music authors in the digital age – October 2018

ECSA – Press release following the Plenary vote on the Copyright law reform – September 2018

European Authors’ statement in support of the Copyright Directive – September 2018

Letter of famous composers and songwriters call for support on the JURI report – July 2018

Authors’ Group statement on the Copyright Directive – July 2018

Authors’ Group voting recommendations to the Legal Affairs Committee on the Copyright Directive – June 2018

ECSA statement on Moral Rights in the digital age – May 2018

ECSA – Statement against sexual harassment – February 2018

ECSA letter to Congressman Collins on the Music Modernization Act – January 2018

Joint statement on transfer of value/value gap – October 2017

ECSA briefing paper on Value Gap – June 2017

ECSA briefing paper on Rights Reversion Mechanism  – March 2017

Authors’ Group letter on UGC exception – March 2017

ECSA statement Berlin Regional Court decision 14 November 2016 – December 2016

Authors’ Group statement on the European Commission’s copyright directive proposal – September 2016

Authors’ Group declaration “Towards a modern, more European copyright framework and the necessity of fair contracts for creators” – May 2016

ECSA letter on ICMP’s press release of 7 March 2016 – March 2016

Information note for EP President Martin Schulz by the Authors’ Group – January 2016

Authors’ Group statement on EC Communication ‘Towards a modern, more European copyright framework’ – December 2015

London declaration on the EU Digital Single Market and Fair Music Value Chain – October 2015

EBU, ECSA, GESAC and ICMP joint recommendation for the licensing of broadcast-related online activities – April 2014

Authors’ and performers’ organisations joint statement on MEP Castex report on Private Copying – February 2014

ECSA declaration supporting exclusive assignment of the performing right – February 2012


ECSA-FACDIM recommendation – July 2015

Latest News

News from Brussels – October 2018

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