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European filmmakers sign Venice Declaration in support of Copyright Directive


165 filmmakers have shown support for the proposed Copyright Directive by signing the Venice Declaration. The Declaration calls for the “proportionate remuneration for authors and performers”, and in particular the mechanisms in the Directive which provide contract adjustments, transparency, and the principle of fair and proportionate remuneration. Signatories urge the European Parliament “not to further delay the Directive, and to adopt a strong position that would put authors at the heart of copyright and of the European cultural industry”.

A similar petition exists, signed by 19,449 people, in support of “an unwaivable right to proportional remuneration for authors, which would be collected directly from the on-demand platforms by the collective management organisations representing the authors”.