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The New Copyright Directive: Fair remuneration in exploitation contracts of authors and performers – Part II, Articles 20-23

In Part I of this two-part post on Chapter 3 of the new Copyright Directive, I argued that Articles 18-23 were well-intentioned. It is now up to Member States to send clear signals of support to their creative community by not rendering these provisions ineffective. In addition, while there is ample opportunity to harmonise creator-protective provisions upwards, in the longer term attention needs to be given to not inadvertently reducing protection in the few Member States that already have stronger provisions relating, for example, to equitable remuneration, contract duration, termination, and reversion (see also this study).

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