This week WGGB welcomed the news that the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market passed its final vote by MEPs. This marks an important step in the battle to protect writers’ work and incomes in the digital marketplace.
Whilst the legislation is far from perfect, it importantly confirms that content-sharing platforms must be held accountable for the copyright works they make available and from which they profit. It also, through a range of other provisions, encourages transparency and accountability for European creators on whose work a richly diverse internet depends.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign. Thanks must also go to the members of the European Parliament for their determination to improve writers’ bargaining position and remuneration in Europe under intense pressure.