Fair and proportionate remuneration moves closer to reality for authors in Europe while additional support is needed throughout the world
September 12th, 2018 – Representing audiovisual creators in 69 countries, Writers & Directors Worldwide (W&DW) today celebrates the vote by European Parliament for the EU Copyright Directive. The vote sends a strong signal to governments worldwide to establish fair remuneration for authors, particularly when works are used by the largest digital platforms.
W&DW President Horacio Maldonado said: “We have started years ago with the campaign for a fair remuneration for creators within the internet. It fills us with joy that today the European Parliament has listened to our voices for a large majority. This will generate the beginning of a global change that can only bring benefits for the generation of culture in all of its diversity all over the world.”
W&DW Vice-President Yves Nilly said: “We thank European Parliament MEPs for listening to authors and to allow them to make a living from their works. With your help, we will shape the future of cultural diversity in Europe and on all continents.”