The signatories, representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers, have called on the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
The signatories say that the Directive has “been long sought to create a much-needed level playing field for all actors of the creative sector in the European Digital Single Market, whilst giving citizens better access to a wider array of content”. In the signatories’ view: “This is a historical opportunity” and “We need an internet that is fair and sustainable for all”. For this reason they urge policymakers to “adopt the Directive quickly”, as agreed in trilogue negotiations. To read the statement in full and for a full list of signatories, click here.