EU Policy Affairs
ECSA is active on a broad range of EU policy issues. You will find in this section position papers highlighting our views on the review of the EU framework for copyright, collective management of rights, fair remuneration for music creators in the digital age, user generated-content, private copying levy and the status of music creators in today’s society.
Review of the EU framework for copyright
The European Commission has launched a review of the EU framework for copyright. A legislative proposal on a draft copyright directive was released on 14 September 2016.
2016 draft copyright directive- ECSA viewpoint – December 2016
Collective management of rights
In February 2014, Directive 2014/26/EU on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market was adopted. Member States have two years to transpose the Directive.
ECSA comments on EC proposal for a directive on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for the online uses in the internal market – December 2012
Position paper on collective rights management – November 2010
Resolution on the management of authors’ rights – June 2010
Fair remuneration for music creators in the digital age
For additional background information, see also the study on “Contractual arrangements applicable to creators: law and practice of selected Member States” published by the European Parliament in February 2014 and the study commissioned by the Songwriters Association of Canada and released in October 2014.
Authors’ Group letter on UGC exception – March 2017
Private copying levy
The status of music creators in today’s society
Joint ECSA-FACDIM recommendation of July 2015 on the status of composers, songwriters, authors and creators of every form of music regarding the current lack of recognition of their role in culture and society and the discrimination, lack of equal opportunities and transparency in decision-making processes to which they are subjected.