Negotiations concerning the EU directive on copyright in the digital single market are entering a decisive phase. At their annual general assembly, German publishers have issued an urgent appeal to the European Parliament.Next week, the Legal Affairs…
Erstellt am 14.06.2018
Negotiations concerning the EU directive on copyright in the digital single market are entering a decisive phase. At their annual general assembly, German publishers have issued an urgent appeal to the European Parliament.
Next week, the Legal Affairs Committee at the European Parliament will take important decisions affecting the future of European creative industries. On the occasion of the Buch Tage in Berlin, the German book industry’s annual convention, publishers in the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association) are calling on Members of the European Parliament to strengthen the rights of publishers and authors in the planned reforms, and thus support a diverse and independent publishing landscape.
“Publishers are already making a vital contribution to a successful digital Europe. We work on user-friendly and up-to-date publication channels every day. Only with strong copyright protection will we be able to uphold the level of quality and diversity for our readership for which the European book sector is renowned."
The EU economy benefits from the annual turnover of 24 billion Euros contributed by the European book industry, of which more than nine billion Euros are generated in Germany (these figures represent a diverse range of around 72,500 book titles published annually in Germany). Europe cannot afford to permanently weaken its strongest creative industry by means of unbalanced legislation.
For the publishers: Peter Kraus vom Cleff, Commercial Director Rowohlt Verlag; Christian Schumacher-Gebler, CEO of Bonnier Media Germany, Börsenverein delegates to the Federation of European Publishers (FEP).
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