Signatories of open letter to EU on Exceptions and Limitations now total 22 Rights Organisations

The Open Letter to the EU signed on 7 May by Olav Stokkmo, CEO of IFRRO, on behalf of various Rights Organisations has now attracted 22 signatories.  The letter calls on European Union and its Member States to join them in requesting that WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) clarifies its mandate before committing to any further work with regard to copyright limitations and exceptions.

These organisations are: Australian Copyright Council (ACC), CISAC (Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs), European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), European Publishers Council (EPC) , European Visual Artists (EVA), European Writers Council (EWC), FIA (International Federation of Actors), Federation of European Publishers (FEP), GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers), ICMP (International Confederation of Music Publishing), IFRRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations), IFPI representing the recording industry worldwide, IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association), International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), International Federation of Musicians (FIM), International Publishers Association (IPA), International Video Federation (IVF), Motion Picture Association (MPA), International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers (STM), UNI Global Union – Media, Entertainment and Arts (UNI MEI).

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