PRESS RELEASE – The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance welcomes the EU political agreement on the Satellite and Cable Directive


13 December 2018 

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) welcomes the political agreement reached today on the Satellite and Cable Directive. The political agreement was reached between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council after more than two years of discussion. The institutions will now work on fine-tuning the deal before it goes back to the European Parliament and the Council for final approval, potentially in February.

All composers and songwriters warmly thank the European Parliament, Members States and the European Commission for their efforts in safeguarding the rights of creators while ensuring a wider use of broadcasters’ programmes. In particular, we congratulate all those who worked hard to address the so-called “direct injection” technology in an efficient and fair manner. Today’s agreement should soon put an end to the current unjustified resource transfer which negatively affects all European creators.

ECSA now encourages the European Parliament and the Council to formally approve this Directive as soon as possible and looks forward to its successful implementation at national level. 

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