14.7% of European admissions went to animation films in 2014

300 children’s channels established in the EU and specific on-demand services for kids on the rise. These and other interesting pieces of information have been presented by the European Audiovisual Observatory as first results of the Mapping of the Animation Industry in Europe study, funded by Creative Europe, during the… Read More

Copyright: France and Germany make joint statement

CISAC welcomes France and Germany’s commitment to cooperation on authors’ rights/copyright. A joint statement on authors’ rights/copyright, adopted by Germany’s Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas and France’s Minister for Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin signals the elevation of creators’ rights to the top of Europe’s policy agenda and recognition… Read More

Addressing the compensation flaw for authors

The Council of States referred Peter Bieri’s postulate “Revision of the Federal Copyright Law (URG). Introduction of a lending right” on 19 March, representing an important step in ensuring fair compensation for authors. The small chamber is mirroring the Federal Council, which recommended in February that the postulate be adopted. Read More

Agreement reached on blank media levy for smartphones

An agreement on copyright levies for smartphones has been reached between manufacturers and importers of smartphones, consumer organisations and the Swiss collecting societies. The solution, which has been accepted by all parties, is initially valid until the end of 2016. It will ensure that artists are compensated for copies of… Read More

Tout pour 30 francs par mois?

Un abonnement mensuel à prix fixe qui permettrait de faire toutes les courses que l’on souhaite dans chaque supermarché de Suisse? Si on vous parlait d’une telle idée, vous la trouveriez certainement farfelue, ou au moins utopiste. Pourtant… …c’est à cela que revient la fameuse idée de la licence globale… Read More