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Creative sector unite to address the European Parliament ahead of copyright vote

We, the undersigned organisations, representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, performers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers call on the European Parliament to adopt the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

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.

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.

Signatories: 
1. ABK – Bulgarian Book Association
2. ADAGP – French Graphic and Visual Arts Collecting Society
3. ADEB – Belgian Publishers’ Association
4. ADNPA – Athens Daily Newspaper Publishers’ Association
5. AEC – European Association of the Higher Music Education Institutions
6. AGD – Allianz deutscher Designer
7. AG DOK – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Dokumentarfilm
8. AIKAKAUSMEDIA – Finnish Periodical Publishers’ Association
9. AIE – Italian Book Publishers’ Association
10. AIM – Association of Independent Music
11. AIPA – Slovenian Institute for the Promotion of the Rights of Authors, Performers and Producers of Audiovisual Work
12. AKKA/LAA – Latvian Authors’ Association
13. AKM – Austrian Collective Management Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
14. ALCS – British Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society
15. A.L.E.J. – Luxembourg Newspaper Publishers’ Association
16. Alliance de la presse d’information générale – French Press Alliance
17. AMAEI- Portuguese Independent Musicians, Artists and Publishers Association
18. APEL – Portuguese Association of Publishers and Booksellers
19. API – Portuguese Publishers’ Association
20. ARI – Asociación de Revistas de Información
21. ARTISJUS – Hungarian Copyright Protection Association
22. ASOCIACIA VYDAVATATEL’OV – Slovak Press Publishers’ Association
23. AUDIOCOOP
24. AUSTROMECHANA – Austrian Mechanical Rights Management
Organization for Authors, Composers and Publishers
25. BBK – Bundesverband Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler
26. BDZV – German Newspaper Publishers’ Association
27. BFFS – Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V.
28. BFS – German Film Editors Association
29. BIEM – Bureau international des sociétés gérant les droits d’enregistrement et de reproduction mécanique
30. Bildrecht – Austrian Artists’ Collecting Society
31. BILD-KUNST – German Visual Arts Collecting Society
32. Bildupphovsrätt – Swedish Visual Artists’ Copyright Management Society
33. BIMA – Belgian Independent Music Association
34. BONO – Norwegian Visual Artists’ Copyright Society
35. Bonus Copyright Access
36. Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V. – German Association of Book Publishers and Booksellers
37. BUMA – Dutch Collecting Society for Music Works
38. BVC – Bundesverband Casting e.V.
39. BVK – Bundesverband Kinematografie
40. BVM – Bundesvereinigung Maskenbild
41. BVR – Bundesverband Regie
42. CEDC – European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity
43. CEPIC – Centre of the Picture Industry
44. CFC – French Centre for the Exploitation of Copyright
45. CIAGP – International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts
46. CIAM – International Council of Music Authors
47. CISAC – International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
48. CC – Composers Club
49. CONEQTIA – Spanish Association of Professional Press and Multimedia Content
50. Copydan Writing – Danish Collecting Society in the Text Area
51. Copyswede – Swedish Collecting Association for Authors and Performing Artists
52. Unie vydavatelů – Czech Publishers’ Association
53. DACIN SARA – Romanian Association of Cinematographic Authors and Audiovisual Workers
54. DACS – Visual Artists’ Rights Management Organization
55. DAfF – Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen e.V.
56. DAMA – Spanish Audiovisual Authors’ Copyright Society
57. DANSKE FORLAG – Danish Publishers’ Association
58. DANSKE MEDIER – Danish Media Association
59. DeAuteurs – Belgian Copyright Collection Company
60. DEFKOM – Deutsche Filmkomponistenunion
61. De Media Federatie – Dutch Federation of Publishing and Media Companies Organization
62. Den norske Forleggerforening – Norvegian Publishers’ Association
63. Deutsche Fachpresse – German Association of Business Media
64. Deutscher Künstlerbund
65. DILIA – Czech Theatre, Literary, Audiovisual Agency
66. DJ – Danish Union of Journalists
67. DJV – German Federation of Journalists
68. DKV – Deutscher Komponistenverband
69. DOV – Deutsche Orchestervereinigung
70. DPA – Deutsche Presse-Agentur
71. DTV – Deutscher Textdichter Verband
72. DUP – Danish Independent Record Companies
73. EANA – European Alliance of News Agencies
74. EAS – European Association for Music in Schools
75. EAU – Estonian Authors’ Society
76. ECSA – European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
77. EFJ – European Federation of Journalists
78. EIBF – European & International Booksellers Federation
79. EMC – European Music Council
80. EMMA – European Magazine Media Association
81. EMU – European Music School Union
82. ENPA – European Newspaper Publishers’ Association
83. EPA – European Pressphoto Agency
84. EPC – European Publishers’ Council
85. Eesti Kirjastuste Liit – Estonian Publishers’ Association
86. Eurocinema – Cinema and Television Producers’ Associations
87. European Choral Association – Europa Cantat
88. EVA – European Visual Artists
89. Evening Standard
90. EWC – European Writers’ Council
91. FAGPRESSEN – Norwegian Specialised Press Association
92. FAPE – Spanish Federation of Journalists’ Associations
93. FEDERACION DE GREMIOS DE EDITORES DE ESPAÑA – Spanish Federation of Publishers’ Guilds
94. FEP – Federation of European Publishers
95. FER – Romanian Publishing Sector Federation
96. FERA – Federation of European Film Directors
97. FIEG – Italian Federation of Newspaper and Periodical Publishers
98. FIL – Icelandic Association of Actors and Perfoming Artistists
99. Fjølrit – Faroese Copyright Society
100. FNPS – French Specialised Periodical Publishers’ Federation
101. FONO – Norvegian Association of Independent Record Companies
102. FREELENS e.V. – Verband der Fotografinnen und Fotografen
103. FSE – Federation of Screenwriters in Europe
104. GAU – Belgian General Publishers’ Group
105. GBDA – Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnenangehöriger
106. GEMA – The German Society for Musical Performance and Reproduction Rights
107. GESAC – European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers
108. GESTOR – Czech Union for the Protection of Authorship
109. Getty Images
110. GEWU – Belgian Educational and Scientific Publishers’ Group
111. GZS – Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
112. HAIL – Hungarian Association of Independent Labels
113. Hauptverband des Österreichischen Buchhandels – Austrian Association of Book Trade
114. HUEPP – Hellenic Union of Editors of Periodical Press
115. HUNGART – Hungarian Management Association for Artists, Industry and Photography
116. IAF – International Authors Forums
117. IAO – International Artist Organisation of Music
118. ICLA – Irish Copyright Licensing Agency
119. IFRRO – International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations
120. IMAGO – European Federation of Cinematographers
121. IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association
122. IMRO – Irish Musical Rights Organisation
123. IMPF – Independent Music Publishers International Forum
124. INDIECO – Finnish Independent Record Producers’ Association
125. INDIESUISSE – Association of Swiss Independent Music Labels and Producers
126. Initiative Urheberrecht – German Group of Associations representing Authors and Performers
127. IO – Illustratoren Organisation e.V.
128. IVARO – Irish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
129. IWP – The Polish Chamber of Press Publishers
130. Journalistförbundet – Swedish Union of Journalists
131. KEA – International Policy Research Center Specialised in Culture and Creative Industry.
132. KODA – Danish Collecting Society for Music Work
133. Konfessionelle Presse – Association of Confessional Press
134. KOPIPOL – Polish Association of Copyright Collective Administration for Authors of Scientific and Technical Works
135. KOPIOSTO – Finnish Copyright Owners Society
136. KUVASTO – Finnish Copyright Society for Visual Artists
137. LA PRESSE.BE – Alliance of Belgian Information Media
138. La Saif – French Authors’ Copyright Management Organization
139. LATGA – Latvian Association of Copyright Administration
140. LITA – Slovakian Society of Authors
141. LITERAL MECHANA – Austrian Linguistic Works Collecting Society
142. LIVE DMA – European Network of Music Venues, Clubs and Festivals
143. LLA – Lithuanian Publishers’ Association
144. Magazines Ireland – Association of Irish magazine media brands
145. MediaMusic e.V. – Berufsverband Medienmusik
146. MKKE – Hungarian Books Publishers’ Association
147. MMA – Magazine media association
148. Myndstef – The Icelandic Visual Art Copyright Association
149. NLA – British Newspapers’ Copyright Management Organization
150. NMC – News Media Coalition
151. NME – News Media Europe
152. OFA – Serbian Authors and Photographers’ Copyright Management Organization
153. On the Move
154. OOAS – Czech associations of authors of works of art, architecture and visual components of audiovisual works
155. OSA – Copyright Protection Authority for Music Works
156. OSDEL – Greek Collecting Society for Literary Works
157. PA – Press Association
158. PEN-Zentrum Deutschland e.V.
159. PIK – Polish Chamber of Books
160. PLATFORMA – Czech Association of Independent Record Companies
161. PHOEBUS – Greek Photographers’ Collecting Society
162. PICTORIGHT – Dutch Authors’ Right Organization for Visual Creators
163. PMI – Italian Independent Music Producers
164. PPA – Professional Publishers Association
165. ProLitteris – Swiss Copyright Management Society for Literature and Visual Arts
166. Publishing Ireland – Irish Book Publishers’ Association
167. REMA – European Early Music Network
168. RUNDA – Regional Association of Independent Discographers
169. SAA – Society of Audiovisual Authors
170. SABAM – Belgian Association of Authors, Composers and Publishers
171. SACD – French Society of Dramatic Writers and Composers
172. SACEM – Luxembourg Collecting Society for Authors, Composers and Publishers
173. SAZOR – Slovenian Copyright and Publishing Organization for Reproduction Rights
174. SCAM – The French Society of Multimedia Authors
175. SCHWEIZER PRESSE – Swiss Media
176. SCKN – Union of Czech Booksellers and Publishers
177. SDRM – French Society for the Administration of Mechanical Reproduction Rights
178. SEPM – Syndicate of Magazine Press Publishers
179. SFP – Polish Filmmakers’ Association
180. SGAE – Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers
181. SIAE – Italian Authors and Publishers’ Collecting Society
182. SNE – French National Syndicate of the Publishing Sector
183. SOFAM – Belgian Visual Arts Management Company
184. SOM – Swedish Association of Independent Music Producers
185. SPAUTORES – Portuguese Cooperative for the Copyright Management of Literary and Artistic Authors
186. SOZA – Slovakian Copyright Association for Music Works
187. SSA – Swiss Authors’ Society
188. STEF – Icelandic Collective Management Society for Music Creators and Publishers
189. STM – International Association of Academic and Professional Publishers
190. STIM – Swedish Musicians’ International Music Agency
191. STOMP – Dutch Independent Labels Platform
192. SUISA – Swiss Cooperative Society of Music Authors and Publishers
193. Suomen Journalistiliitto – Finnish Journalists’ Union
194. Suomen Kustannusyhdistys – Finnish Book Publishers’ Association
195. SVERIGES TIDSKRIFTER – Swedish Magazine Publishers’ Association
196. SVF – Swedish Book Publishers’ Association
197. The Independent
198. Thomson Reuters – Reuters News Agency
199. UCMR-ADA – Romanian Collective Rights Management Organization for Music Works
200. UDJ – Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker
201. UFI – Spanish Association of Independent Music Companies
202. UNI-MEI – Global Union in the Media, Entertainment and Arts
203. UPB – The Union of Publishers in Bulgaria
204. UPFI – The Union of Independent French Phonographic Producers
205. TEOSTO – Finnish Songwriters and Composers’ Collecting Society
206. TONO – Norwegian Collection Society for Music Works
207. VDD – Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren
208. VdHR – Verband der Hörspielregie
209. VdO – Vereinigung deutscher Opernchöre und Bühnentänzer
210. VDZ – German Association of Magazine Publishers
211. VEGAP – Spanish Visual Creators’ Copyright Management Organization
212. Verband Bildungsmedien
213. VG Media
214. VG Musikedition – German Music Collecting Society
215. VG WORT – German Collecting Society
216. VISDA – Danish Visual Rights Society
217. VÖZ – Austrian Newspaper Publishers’ Association
218. VSK – Verband der Berufsgruppen Szenenbild und Kostümbild
219. VTMÖ – Austrian Association of Independent Recording Companies, Music Publishers and Music Producers
220. VUT – German Association of Independent Music Companies
221. WAN-IFRA – World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers
222. WE MEDIA
223. W&DW – Writers & Directors Worldwide
224. YHKC – Serbian Book Association
225. ZAIKS – Polish Society of Authors and Composers
226. ZAMP – Croatian Copyright Protection Service for Music Works
227. ZAPA – Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers
228. ZVKS – Slovak Association of Publishers and Booksellers

About IMPALA:

IMPALA – IMPALA is the European association of independent music companies. Its mission is to grow the independent music sector, return more value to artists, promote cultural diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access and modernise perceptions of the music sector.

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