A broad creative industry grouping of 244 organisations including the News Media Coalition is rallying votes in favour of the new European copyright.
The trade organisations and their members want the policy to balance reward for creativity with individual social media use of content and a fairer internet.
With the crucial parliamentary vote on the European Copyright Directive weeks away, authors, composers, writers, journalists, performers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers are calling on the European Parliament to adopt the proposed changes.
The NMC has signed up to the growing campaign for copyright for the future. Among its members to have signed are: The Evening Standard, Thomson Reuters, Deutsche Presse-Agentur and the Press Association.
This 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.
The campaign states:
This is a historical opportunity. We need an internet that is fair and sustainable for all. This is why we urge policymakers to adopt the Directive quickly, as agreed in trilogue negotiations (between the European Parliament, Council Of Europe and European Commission)
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