Joint statement Transfer of Value /Value Gap/ Value Block

Twenty-three rightholders organisations adressed a joint statement to MEP Axel Voss on the “transfer of value”.

Axel Voss is the European Parliament Rapporteur on the
Commission’s proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

“A meaningful legislative solution to remove the distortion undermining Europe’s creative content market must clarify, in line with the CJEU case law, that platforms that store and provide access to copyright protected content uploaded (or displayed) by their users:

• undertake copyright relevant acts (i.e. communication to the public and as the case may be
reproduction); and
• cannot benefit from the ‘Safe Harbour’ regime in Art. 14 of the E-Commerce Directive because they play an active role by, for instance, promoting such content or optimising the
presentation of it.

Without clarification of the two points outlined above, there will be no solution for the producers and creators of European creative content.

The creative sectors seek a fair digital market, one in which the participants can operate with legal certainty and on a level playing field.”

Signatories: European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, Coordination of European Picture Agencies (CEPIC), GESAC, Independant Music Company Association, IFPI, Société des Auteurs Visuels, European Publishers Council, ICMP, CISAC, Federation of European Publishers, Eurocinema, ACT – Association of Commercial Televisions in Europe, Europa Distribution, FIAD, UNIC, Federation of Song Writers Europe, TF1, Laliga, DFL, Federation of European Film Directors, European Federation of Journalists, Premier League, European Writers Council

TOV. ValueGap. Joint Statement 04102017