European Parliament Vote on EU Copyright Directive - 84 major European organisations call MEPs to support the Parliament’s report

27th June 2018

Support Mandate Copyright Directive

Europe's creative sectors – including record labels (Majors and Indies), songwriters, The International Artists’ organisation, newspapers, authors, cinemas, book publishers, picture agencies, football leagues, commercial TV broadcasters, magazines, academics, publishers and many more – are jointly calling on all MEPs to support the mandate of the European Parliament’s rapporteur, Axel Voss MEP.

Voss has completed his report on the proposed EU Copyright Directive after it passed through five parliamentary committees. Next week on July 5, the whole Parliament will be asked to approve his mandate as negotiator with the European Commission and Council.

Europe’s creative sectors strongly urge all MEPs to support that mandate when they vote in order to restore a fair online marketplace for creative content.

List of organisations:

  • Abbro (Association of Bulgarian Broadcasters)

  • ACT (Association of Commercial television in Europe)

  • AIM (Association of Independent Music)

  • AIPA (Collecting Society of Authors, Performers and Film Producers of Audiovisual Works of Slovenia)

  • AMEI (Associao de Musicos Artistas e Editoras Independentes)

  • ANICA (Associazione Nazionale Industrie Cinematografiche Audiovisive Multimediali)

  • Audiocoop (Independent Labels Meeting)

  • BIMA (Belgian Independent Music Association)

  • Bonnier Broadcasting

  • Canal+

  • CEDC (European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity)

  • CEPI (European Coordination of Independent Producers)

  • CEPIC (Centre of the Picture Industry)

  • Confindustria Radio Televisioni

  • DACIN SARA (Copyright in Cinematography and Audiovisual Society of Romanian Authors for Audiovisual Works)

  • Directors UK

  • Discovery

  • DUP (Danish Independent Record Association)

  • ECSA (European Composer and Songwriter Alliance)

  • EIBF (European and International Booksellers Federation)

  • ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts)

  • EMC (European Music Council)

  • EMEE (European Music Exporters Exchange)

  • EMMA (European Magazine Media Association)

  • ENPA (European Newspaper Publishers' Association)

  • EPC (European Publishers Council)

  • ETC (European Theatre Convention)

  • Eurocinema (Association de Producteurs de Cinéma et de Télévision)

  • European Leagues

  • EVA (European Visual Artists)

  • FAC (Featured Artists Coalition)

  • Fedicine (Federación de Distribuidores Cinematográficos)

  • FEP (Federation of European Publishers)

  • FIAD (International Federation of Film Distributors' Associations)

  • FONO (Association for Norwegian Record Companies)

  • GAM (Guild of Artists of Music)

  • Gesac (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers)

  • IAO (International Artist Organisation)

  • ICMP (International Confederation of Music Publishers)

  • IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry)

  • IFRRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations)

  • IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association)

  • IMPF (Independent Music Publishers International Forum)

  • INDIECO (Finnish indie labels and producers association)

  • INDIESUISSE (Association of Swiss Independent Music Labels and Producers)

  • IPA (International Publishers Association)

  • KEA

  • LATGA (Lithuanian Copyright Society)

  • Mediapro

  • Mediaset España

  • MPA (Motion Picture Association)

  • News Media Europe

  • PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti)

  • PRS for Music

  • Res Artis (Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies)

  • SAA (Society of Audiovisual Authors)

  • SABAM (Société d'Auteurs Belge – Belgische Auteurs Maatschappij)

  • SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques)

  • SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores)

  • SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori)

  • Sky

  • SOM (Svenska Oberoende Musikproducenter)

  • Sony Music

  • SPIO (Spitzenorganisation der Filmwirtschaft (Association of the German Film Industry)

  • STM

  • STOMP (Stichting onafhankelijke muziek producenten)

  • Stowarzyszenie Kreatywna Polska (Creative Poland Association)

  • Stowarzyszenie Sygnał (Audiovisual Association for the protection of Intellectual Property Rights)

  • TF1

  • TVN

  • OTM (On The Move)

  • UFI (Union Fonogragrafica Independiente)

  • UNIC (International Union of Cinemas)

  • Universal Music Group

  • UPFI (Union des Producteurs Phonographiques Francais Independants)

  • VAP (the anti-piracy group for film and video in Austria)

  • VAUNET (Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services in Germany)

  • VdFS (Verwertungsgesellschaft der Filmschaffenden)

  • VÖP (Association of Commercial Broadcasters in Austria)

  • VTMOE (Austrian Association of Independent Music)

  • VUT (German Association of Independent Music Companies)

  • Warner Music Group

  • Yourope (European Festival Association)

For further information please contact:

Johnny.Phelan@ifpi.org / +32 (0) 2 511 92 08