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Press Release – European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee vote on the Copyright Directive

Authors’ organisations welcome a strong, cross-party support to Europe’s creative community.

Today, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee adopted the provisional agreement on the Copyright Directive by 16 votes in favour and 9 against. As representatives of hundreds of thousands of authors, including film/TV directors, writers, literary translators, composers, songwriters, and screenwriters in Europe, we welcome this strong, cross-party support leading to the final adoption of the Directive.

We warmly thank all the MEPs who supported the Copyright Directive and in particular those who fought hard to strengthen the authors’ bargaining power and improve their remuneration. Today’s vote sends a positive and historical signal to all citizens who want to write, compose, create and be fairly remunerated for their work.

We now encourage all Members of the European Parliament to formally adopt the Copyright Directive without further delay.

  • The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA)
  • The European Writers Council (EWC)
  • The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA)
  • The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE)