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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…

WIPO SCCR45: EWC comments the PLR Scoping Study

In April 2024 the SCCR meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) takes place. On that occasion the Secretary General of the EWC European Writers‘ Council, Ms. Nicole Pfister Fetz, will comment on the presented Scoping Study on Public Lending Right, prepared by Ms.…

EWC welcomes the WIPO SCOPING STUDY ON PUBLIC LENDING RIGHT

PLR is a commitment to fairness: The EWC welcomes the PLR Study by Sabine Richly for the WIPO SCCR 45 For the Forty-Fifth Session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR 45) in Geneva, April 15 to 19, 2024, the  SCOPING STUDY…

What works – what not: 14th INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LENDING RIGHT (PLR) CONFERENCE

PLR International Conference 2023: How can lending be improved in remuneration and transparency? The 14th PLR International Conference took place from 12th  to 14th  of September 2023 in Brussels at La Maison Européenne des Auteurs et des Autrices (MEDAA), also EWC’s home base. Over 60 international…
Public Lending Rights Conferens 2023, September

12th-14th September: INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LENDING RIGHT (PLR) CONFERENCE

Over 60 delegates from around the globe will attend the 14th International PLR Conference in Brussels from 12th to 14th of September 2023. The conference will be hosted in the “House of European Authors” (Maison Européenne des Auteurs et des Autrices, MEDAA), also the home of EWC…

WIPO SCCR45: Statement by PLR International on the WIPO PLR Study 2024

On the ocassion of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) 45 at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) PLR International will submit on behalf of the PLR International Network and its Steering Committee the following intervention. (more…)

WIPO SCCR 44: EWC welcomes the proposal for a WIPO Scoping Study on PLR

As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) held the 44th session of its Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in November 2023, EWC Secretary General Nicole pfister Fetz submitted on behalf of the European Writers’ Council the following statement on the pending “Proposal…

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…