"Ensuring that the value [of our works] is shared in a fair way is the least [the big tech platforms] could do".
Nicola Piovani talks about how to guarantee authors' freedom as well as the richness and diversity of creative content.
MEP Mairead McGuinness catches up with Irish artist Eleanor McEvoy in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to talk about EU copyright legislation and its impact on the entire music industry.
Author, composer, singer and guitarist of the Belgian band Puggy
"Our individual voices aren’t enough to negotiate with tech giants. Authors’ societies must be given the tools to negotiate on an equal-to-equal basis. This petition will help make sure the EU hears this."
Composer and record producer Seba raises one issue which he thinks needs to be addressed most urgently at a European level
Eleanor McEvoy asks platforms to create a level playing field so that creators can be paid fairly.
Jean-Michel Jarre discusses the transfer of value issue with MEP Pervenche Berés in the European Parliament on 06/03/2018
Award-winning composer, songwriter and music producer from Croatia
“Creating is not only my love but also my job. My song does not fit in anybody's hand but may fit in one's heart. Allow authors to live from their work and use of their works on the Internet and abolish the injustice referred to as the transfer of value. Thank you!"
Spanish singer and composer Miguel Ríos talks about creators working together to face the giants of the digital environment
We asked Slovakian singer songwriter Jana Kirschner what should be addressed in the Copright Reform
Polish composer and lyriscist Sarsa from ZAiKS. Asked about what needs to be addressed most urgently at a European level, here are some answers from European authors.
German composer Jochen Schmidt-Hambrock talks about platform liabilities. Asked about what needs to be addressed most urgently at a European level, here are some answers from European authors.
Composer / Komponist
"Copyright is of course incredibly important to us creators and authors, because only with a good copyright can be ensured that we are also fairly remunerated for our work and our intellectual property."
"Das Urheberrecht ist natürlich unheimlich wichtig für uns Kreative und Autoren, denn nur mit einem guten Urheberrecht kann gewährleistet sein, dass wir für unsere Arbeit und unser geistiges Eigentum auch entsprechend vergütet werden."