Brussels, 11 January 2016

As an association representing authors, CEATL has read with attention the communication and action plan for a reform of EU copyright rules published by the Commission on December 9th 2015.

* CEATL welcomes the emphasis put on the necessity to reassess the role and responsibility of internet intermediaries and platforms, as well as to fight commercial-scale copyright infringements more effectively.

* CEATL is delighted to see continued interest for mechanisms aimed at ensuring fair remuneration for authors (“the regulation of certain contractual practices, unwaivable remuneration rights, collective bargaining and collective management of rights”). Safeguarding fair contractual conditions and fair and transparent remuneration for creators is essential for European culture and diversity to flourish and for the market to be fed with quality content. CEATL has been happy to contribute to the survey launched by the Commission to examine the situation in the print sector and looks forward to participating in the next stages of the work.

For the full text of the press release, please click here (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CEATL-on-Copyright-Action-Plan-ENGLISH NULL.pdf).

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