Implementing Directive (EU) 2019/790 by means of additional non‑waivable remuneration rights
Question for written answer E-001255/2022
to the Commission
Alexis Georgoulis (The Left), Hannes Heide (S&D), Andrey Slabakov (ECR), Ibán García Del Blanco (S&D)
Non‑waivable remuneration rights that can be managed collectively have proven to be effective mechanisms to guarantee fair, appropriate and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers. With regard to the adequate implementation of the Copyright Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/790) and the delay in its transposition, we would like to know the following:
- 1.What has the Commission thus far done to promote collective rights management as an effective mechanism to implement Article 18 of the Copyright Directive and has any Member State contacted it asking for an analysis of the introduction of an additional collectively managed remuneration right?
- 2.Can the Commission confirm that the introduction of a non‑waivable remuneration right for authors and performers for the distribution of their works and performances is an example of the correct implementation of Article 18 of the Copyright Directive?
- 3.In the Commission’s opinion, does the current German law implementing the Copyright Directive – which introduces a collectively managed non‑waivable remuneration right for authors and performers for the use of their works and performances by online content‑sharing service providers – violate Article 17 of the Copyright Directive?