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7th February 2019

European creatives and rightsholders call on negotiators not to proceed with Copyright Directive on the basis of current proposals

A group of 10 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe, including IFPI, have today said the current draft of the Copyright Directive fails to meet its original objectives and risks leaving European rightsholders worse off. They have called on negotiators not to proceed with the Copyright Directive on the basis of current […]

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17th January 2019

European creatives and rightsholders caution that new draft of Article 13 requires urgent changes in key areas

A group of 12 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe have today called for urgent changes to the draft proposal for Article 13 in order to meet the original objectives. Read the full letter here. For further information please contact:press@ifpi.org / +44 (0) 20 7878 7979

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14th December 2018

Joint statement from IFPI and RIAJ on the EU-Japan FTA

On December 7th and 12th, the Diet of Japan and the European Parliament both held their respective votes in favour of ratification of the EU-Japan trade agreement. As representatives of the recording industry in Japan and worldwide, we welcome the support given by the EU and Japanese parliaments to the EU-Japan FTA ratification. The EU-Japan […]

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13th December 2018

Rightsholders unite in calling for an effective solution to the Value Gap

As the European Commission, Parliament and Council meet in Strasbourg to negotiate the Copyright Directive, a broad coalition of rightsholders have called for them to remember the original objective of the legislation, which is to correct the distortion of the digital marketplace caused by User Upload Content (UUC) services. The Value Gap is the mismatch […]

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7th December 2018

EU Commission publishes first ‘Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List’

Report highlights continuing threat of music copyright infringement, including stream ripping sites The European Commission today published its inaugural Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, which exposes websites and marketplaces outside the EU that are responsible for counterfeiting, piracy or other forms of intellectual property abuse of European products. The list is intended both to raise […]

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21st November 2018

Joint Music Sector Statement – YouTube’s Fact-Free Fear-Mongering

YouTube’s campaign against Article 13 of the Copyright Directive shows a lack of respect for the EU democratic process of law making. The revisions to the Directive have been under discussion for over four years already and the three main institutions of the European Union have all given their position. The Commission, Council and Parliament […]

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