The Challenge of Brexit

Interview with Holly Aylett by Adele Tourte on responses to Brexit and its potential impact on the arts and audiovisual sectors. http://cdc-ccd.org/Entrevue-Les-consequences-du-Brexit-sur-la-diversite-des-expressions?lang=en

Euclid launches KNOW BREXIT

KNOW BREXIT is a platform which aims to help the arts and culture sector understand the implications of Brexit and to help anyone who wants to campaign to ensure that the final Brexit deal has minimal negative impact on the sector.  The former artsIN twitter feed and website have been renamed as @knowbrexit and www.knowbrexit.eu – the website will provide news, resources, a regular blog and a platform where people can sign up to express their views on the Brexit arrangements.

Euclid will also be offering to run KNOW BREXIT meetings around the UK – these would provide a) an update of Brexit news and the implications for the arts & culture sector, and b) a platform to discuss the issues of most concern to the sector and ways of lobbying for the voice of the sector to be heard during the Brexit negotiations period.”   Euclid is looking for organisations or venues interested in hosting a KNOW BREXIT meeting for their community.

Creatives’ July Letter to Juncker on Territoriality

In response to proposed changes affecting rules governing online transmissions of broadcasters programmes/ services and copyright EU creative industry/creator organisations wrote a joint letter to Commission President Juncker calling for the principle of territoriality on audiovisual rights to be respected in order to protect current film funding models.

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Revision of EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Coalitions for Cultural Diversity have responded to the Commission’s proposed revision of the AVMS directive calling for measures that would enhance investment in more diverse local audiovisual production.

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There has also been an important draft report on the revised directive from the CULT committee of the European Parliament.

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EU Digital Single Market – Proposals & Responses

The EU Commission has put forward proposals for the digital single market. These will have an impact on forthcoming debates in the UK Parliament on the Digital Economy Bill, proposed in July this year. The Commission’s proposals affect copyright issues and the delivery of broadcasters material online. They will have an effect not just on the creative industries but also on all arts/culture sectors.

Here is the press release from the Commission:http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-16-3010_en.htm?locale=en

And the memo on copyright:http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEMO-16-3011_en.htm?locale=en

In response to proposed changes affecting rules governing online transmissions of broadcasters programmes/ services and copyright many EU creative industry/creator organisations wrote a joint letter to Commission President Juncker calling for the principle of territoriality on audiovisual rights to be respected in order to protect current film funding models.

More reactions from the key creative industry/cultural creative stakeholders to the various Commission proposals can be found through these links….

SAA – Society of Audiovisual Authors

http://www.saa-authors.eu/fr/news/Actualit%C3%A9s

EBU – European Broadcasting Union

http://www.ebu.ch/news/2016/09/ebu-welcomes-eu-proposals-to-modernize-citizens-access-to-broadcasters-online-programmes

ACTE

http://www.acte.be/mediaroom/114/31/EC-copyright-package-may-undermine-AV-industry-s-financing-with-questionable-outcomes-for-Europe-s-viewers-and-cultural-diversity

GESAC

http://www.authorsocieties.eu/mediaroom/262/33/Copyright-package-Europe-39-s-first-step-to-end-tech-giant-free-riding

AEPO ARTIS

http://www.aepo-artis.org/pages/178_1.html

ECSA

http://composeralliance.org/authors-group-statement-ec-copyright-package/

ECSA/EFJ/EWC/FERA/FSE

http://www.filmdirectors.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Authors-Group-statement-on-copyright-directive.pdf

UNI MEI

http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/eu-copyright-reform-first-good-step-empower-creators-wrong-way-cultural-diversity

EPC

http://epceurope.eu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/coalitionpressrelease-PR-SEPT16.pdf

IVF

http://www.ivf-video.org/new/public/media/AV_and_Sport_Press_Statement_14_Sept_2016.pdf

Creativity Works

http://creativityworks.eu/news-and-views/news/

IFPI

http://www.ifpi.org/news/European-commission-copyright-proposal-is-a-good-first-step

IMPALA

http://www.impalamusic.org/content/towards-fair-and-competitive-licensing-market-impala-comments-ec-copyright-proposal