Today – December 9th 2015 – the European Commission announced its plans to modernize the European rules on copyright and neighbouring rights and to adapt them to the European Digital Single Market.
The Commission is committed to the creation of a fair market where attention should be paid to the questions “whether the benefits of the online use of works is fairly shared?” and “whether solutions are needed at EU level to increase legal certainty, transparency and balance in the system that governs the remuneration of authors and performers in the EU?”
PlayRight supports the Commission’s decision to study the remuneration of authors and performers. For recent research conducted by the Fair Internet Coalition, shows that only 7% of performers find their revenues from digital exploitations to be fair and shows a whopping 65% of European performers acknowledging to earn less than 5% of their total revenue from digital exploitations. More results from this study can be found here.