STATEMENTS

EWC Statements

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…

EWC’s Ten Principles to regulate Generative AI

EWC Handout: ten tasks and future scenarios to be addressed by political decisionmakers and stakeholders to regulate generative AI. The European Writers’ Council (EWC) is the world’s largest representation of writers in the book sector and of all genres (fiction, non-fiction, academic, children’s book, poetry,…

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.…

Policy implications of the development of virtual worlds

EWC welcomes the adopted report Policy implications of the development of virtual worlds – civil, company, commercial and intellectual property law issues (2023/2062(INI)) In the shadow of the AI Act, equally relevant reports and political decisions are being negotiated in the final months of the…

For an innovation and creator friendly AI Act

Europe’s creative community urges EU policymakers to put transparency back at the heart of the EU AI Act. As the AI Act is entering into the final round of negotiations, we urge all policy makers to prioritise maximum transparency on training data and artificially generated…

WIPO SCCR 44: EWC Statement on a WIPO Info Session on generative AI

EWC Statement at WIPO’s SCCR, 44th Session, November 2023 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’s Secretary General Nicole Pfister Fetz submitted on behalf of the European…

Urgent – Al Act: Letter of concern on the stopped negotiations

Al Act Proposal Trilogue: Letter of concern on the stopped negotiations over Foundation Models It was with great dismay that we learned of the termination of the negotiations during the Technical Meeting on the 10th of November, after the request of certain Member States to…

European Writers’ Council (EWC) second Statement on the AI Act Proposal

Statement of the European Writers’ Council (EWC) on the trilogue negotiations of the AI Act Proposal and on the urgently needed reform of the text and data mining exception Art. 4 of the CDSM Directive 2019/790 (EU) Artistic creation needs protection under the ART principle…

EWC joins IFRRO statement on the AI Act proposal

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and its members of authors’, artists and publishers’ federations acknowledge the EU’s proposed AI Act. However, to effectively address the risks faced by authors and publishers, it is important to clarify the terminology in relation to “obligations of the…