February 18, 2019
Europe’s press publishers, represented by the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA) and ENPA, have welcomed the EU agreement on the Proposed Copyright Directive (see item above).
ENPA says that the agreement on the Proposed Directive shows that the legislators have endorsed a right which aims at improving press publishers’ bargaining position and protects them against the unauthorised digital reproduction and distribution of their press publications.
A spokesman for EMMA and ENPA said: “We now call on the European Parliament to endorse the text as soon as possible, as it did last September, in order to allow a fair value exchange between those who produce and those who distribute for their own commercial gain, for the cycle to continue profitably and fairly”.
The agreed text must now be formally confirmed by the European Parliament and the Council. Once confirmed and published in the Official Journal of the EU, Member States will have 24 months to transpose the new rules into national legislation. To read ENPA’s announcement in full, click here.