On 4th June the European Commission has finally released its Guidance on the implementation of Article 17.
A number of representatives of the creative sector have signed a common letter to raise concerns on the Commission’s Guidance.
We are representatives of a broad group of right holders in Europe’s creative sectors, including book, press, musical, scientific, technical and medical publishers; the recorded and published music industries; film, animation and TV producers; sporting event organisers; TV and radio broadcasters; distributors; publishers of film and AV content on physical media and online; and photo agencies. We are concerned that the European Commission’s Guidance on Article 17, issued on 4th June 2021, moves away from that achievement, as well as from the original objective and wording of Article 17.
Read full letter here