EWC is grateful for the financial support provided by:

The Association of Finnish Non-Fiction Writers (Finland)
The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society-UK
The Swedish Writers’ Union
The Society of Swedish Authors in Finland
ProLitteris (Switzerland)
The Swedish Association for Educational Writers
Sanasto, the Finnish Authors’ Copyright Society 

EWC Statement on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain

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