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THE EWC’s AI TOOL KIT FOR THE BOOK SECTOR

Recommendations by the European Writers’ Council (EWC) for writers and translators, publishers, booksellers, event organisers and further stakeholders of the book sector for bilateral and contractual agreements and technical requirements including opt-out. This Tool Kit can be used by political decision-makers as well as GenAI…

Writers’ Contracts in the European Book Sector: The EWC Report 2024

Contracts, Remuneration and Transparency: A comprehensive Report on Contractual Clauses in Publishing Agreements in the European Book Sector under the Directive 2019/790 (EU) On the 3rd Anniversary of the entry into force of the Directive 2019/719 (EU) on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital…

Media Information: 3rd Anniversary of the Copyright Directive

Press Release on the 3rd Anniversary of the entry into force of the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (2019/790 (EU)) on 7th June 2024: No reason to light a candle? EWC publishes its in-depth report on contractual clauses, fiction…

Transparency is the needed commitment to fairness: EWC Position Paper

EWC Position Paper on Contractual Practices in the European Book Sector Transparency is the needed commitment to fairness On the 3rd anniversary of the entry into force of the the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market (2019/790 (EU)), the EWC…

The EWC Annual General Assembly was succesfully held in Madrid.

The EWC Annual General Assembly was succesfully held in Madrid. Two new EWC members were ratified, and the #FreeAllWords-support initiative presented. With a Welcome Reception, a Concert Evening, the EWC Burning Issues Forum and a Press Conference, the EWC AGM 2022, co-sponsored by CEDRO and…

INVITATION 23 June 2022, Creators Conference on Copyright

We are pleased to announce that ECSA will co-organise an event with European Writers’ Council, FERA – Federation of European Screen Directors and Federation of Screenwriters in Europe on the Implementation of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive. The event took place on Thursday, 23rd June…

Measuring the crisis in the creative sectors: WIPO study published

The WIPO publishes its Study On the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the Copyright Ecosystem the Covid-19 at the SCCR/42 meeting Geneva, 9 May 2022 On the occasion of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR)/42 meeting of the WIPO Member States…

CEATL publishes the first results of its legal survey

The European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations CEATL conducted a survey on the legal situations for literary translators in 27 countries. 69 questions, around contracts, and emerging issues (self-publishing, streaming services, machine translation, etc.) shed light on the income and negotiation situation. The first preliminary…

Every use must be remunerated: Interview with EWC President Nina George

In the interview with medienpolitik.net Nina George stresses the importance for a strong implementation of Articles 18-22 of the DSM Directive on Copyright On the occasion of World Book Day (23 April) and Copyright and Intellectual Property Day on 26 April, the cultural policy online…

IFRRO launches Guide on Licensing of Out of Commerce Works

The Guide has been developed in consultation with authors’, rightsowners and rightholder groups (EFJ, EMMA, ENPA, EVA, EWC, FEP and NWU), together with RROs (Copydan Writing, DILIA, Kopinor, LITA, SEMU, SOFIA and VG Wort), drawing on their experience of collective licensing of OOCW digitisation schemes.…

Cultural Creators Friendship Group: OPEN LETTER ON ARTICLE 18

Brussels, 8 October 2020 Open Letter to the EU Commission and the Member States, demanding effective implementation of article 18 EU Copyright Directive guaranteeing the fair remuneration of authors and performers for the use of their work on streaming services. Authors and performers, the backbone of…
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WIPO: EWC President’s testimonial on the “integrity of the digital society”

WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market This virtual WIPO conference will explore the latest developments in the creative industries sector brought about by digital technologies at worldwide level. Date: September 16-18, 2020, online Testimonial by Nina George, EWC President (full text version) “I…