In 2007, the Amazon group refused to pay a private copying levy on recording media sold online to customers in Austria. Amazon was taken to court by the Austrian collective management organisation Austro-Mechana and found liable by the European Court of Justice to pay the levy. […]
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CEATL is an international non-profit association (AISBL) under Belgian law, officially created in 1993 as a platform where literary translators’ associations from different European countries could exchange views and information, and join forces to improve status and working conditions of literary translators. Set up by 10 founder members, CEATL now has 35 member associations from 29 countries across Europe, representing some 10,000 individual authors. In recent years several associations from former Eastern Europe have joined us, as has the Turkish association Çevbir, and CEATL will continue to encourage associations in the new EU member states and in EU neighbouring countries to become members....
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The newly founded European School of Literary Translation (ESLT) aims to support professional literary translation by creating a sustainable pan-European infrastructure for the education of literary translation teachers. ESLT will contribute to enhancing the quality of literary translations and, consequently, to the promotion of European cultural and literary diversity and the European ideal of a shared European culture. […]
The Icelandic Literature Center and The Writers’ Union of Iceland offer residency grants for translators of Icelandic literature. Successful applicants will be granted residencies of two to four weeks in Gunnarshús (the writers’ residence in Reykjavík) in 2018, except for June-August. […]
The Swedish Writers’ Union and the Swedish Publishers’ Association agreed on a collective Standard Contract for translators several decades ago. The contract has been re-negotiated a few times, but it has generally been respected and practiced in almost all cases where publishers have commissioned literary translations, whether the translator or the publisher have been members of the organizations that signed the contract or not. […]