Copyright Directive Implementation – A playbook

This playbook was prepared in 2020 by FERA with input from FSE for the members of both organisations. It aims at providing basic information about the implementation process of the Directive 2019/790 on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, and the key provisions of interest for European Film and TV directors and screenwriters, focusing on the Directive provisions on fair remuneration.

In the 2019 Directive, Title IV “ Measures to achieve a well-functioning marketplace for copyright ”, Chapter 3 focuses on “ Fair remuneration in exploitation contracts of authors and performers ” through six articles setting out new harmonized rights for authors and performers. This stems from an explicit acknowledgement by the EU legislator of the systemic weak bargaining power of author negotiating his/her contract.
FERA and FSE support their members throughout the implementation process from transposition into national legislation to introduction of these new rights in day-to-day industry practice.

This publication contains :

  • Basic information about the implementation process.
  • Key provisions of interest for European Film and TV Directors and Screenwriters, focusing on the Directive provisions on Fair Remuneration in Contracts.

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