Following the European Commission’s public consultation on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain held from 23/03/2016 to 15/06/2016, the European Writers’ Council wishes to communicate the views of the European authors, namely, writers and literary translators, in the context of the EC’s aim to “achieve a well-functioning market place for copyright.”
Authors should be paid for online uses of their copyright protected works. An author’s right to receive compensation for secondary uses should be unwaivable and non-transferable, other than for the purposes of collective administration.
The EWC statement refers more specifically to the EC’s consideration of introducing a new neighbouring right for publishers.
EWC Statement PDF