Authors joint declaration on modern European copyright framework and fair contracts

In the context of the recent Creators Conference 2016, co-organised by EWC, European authors issued a joint declaration (available here) for a modern and more European copyright framework and the necessity of fair contracts for creators. The declaration expresses the unified opinion of creators of different cultural sectors and calls on the European Commission to take action for fair remuneration, fair contracts and transparency in its upcoming copyright legislative proposal and it was presented to the EC Vice-President, Andrus Ansip, who delivered a keynote speech at the conference. Mr Ansip stressed in his turn the “need to look closer at the conditions for remunerating creators and getting a fair share of the value generated”.