Positive News As The European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules for The Internet

It will now be down to member states to approve Parliament’s decision in the coming weeks. If the member states accept the text adopted by the European Parliament, it will take effect after publication in the official journal and then member states will have 2 years to implement it.

The directive aims to ensure that the longstanding rights and obligations of copyright law also apply to the internet.

This means stronger negotiating rights for authors and performers.

Authors and performers will be able to claim additional remuneration from the distributor exploiting their rights when the remuneration originally agreed is disproportionately low when compared to the benefits derived by the distributer.

Please click on the link below to see the statement issued by the Fair Internet Coalition that BECS has been working closely with to protect our members’ rights.

 

Fair Internet Statement