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Amicus Brief in Open Library Lawsuit against the Internet Archive

European Writers’ Council (EWC) co-signed together with over 20 Organisations an Amicus Brief in Open Library Lawsuit against the Internet Archive On Friday, August 12, 2022, the US-Authors Guild filed an amicus brief in Hachette v. Internet Archive, the lawsuit against Internet Archive’s unauthorised scanning…
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WIPO SCCR/42: “There shall be no competition among human rights”

As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 42th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) hybrid in May 2022, EWC President Nina George and EWC Vice President Maia Bensimon submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following…

One Year of Crisis: The Winter of our Discontent

The European Writers’ Council publishes its follow-up survey on The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 on Writers and Translators in the European Book Sector 2020-2022 Brussels, 2 November 2021 Already in 2020, the European Writers’ Council study The Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Writers and…

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.…
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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…

Finland: Income of non-fiction writers

Two of three non-fiction writers in Finland do other work in order to be able to work as a non-fiction writer Last year (2019), the Association of Finnish Non-fiction Writers (Suomen tietokirjailijat ry) conducted a survey concerning the financial position of non-fiction writers. The previous…

EWC to WIPO on AI

How original is artificial intelligence? Consultation response of the European Writers’ Council, registered observer at WIPO, to WIPO/IP/AI/2/GE/20/1 – WIPO Conversation on Intellectual Property (IP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). To be submitted until 14 February 2020. The EWC statement can be found under europeanwriterscouncil.eu Brussels,…

Joint statement of the European book sector concerning the cultural budget in Flanders

Open letter to Flemish Minister of Culture from the European book sector Brussels, January 7, 2020 The European book sector, represented by the European Writers’ Council, the Federation of European Publishers, the European and International Booksellers Federation and the European Council of Literary Translators’ Associations,…

EWC signs Joint Statement on private Copy Compensation

Private copying compensation: European Creators under attack from Apple, Huawei, Samsung European creators’ organisations and unions urge the EU decision-makers to support European interests and take a firm stand against aggressive lobbying by  (more…)

Switzerland: EWC President’s Statement at WIPO on Limitations & Exceptions

As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 39th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), EWC President Nina George spoke on behalf of the European Writers’ Council to give professional writers’ view on Limitations and Exceptions (more…)

THE VALUE OF WRITERS’ WORKS

The European Writer Series. ISSN: 1560-4217. 2015, 72 pp. Published by the European Writers’ Council Rue d’Arlon 75-77, 1040 Brussels – Belgium Editor: Myriam Diocaretz Proceedings of the EWC Authors’ Rights conference held at the European Parliament in Brussels on 3.11.2014. “The Value of Writers’…