ETNO and GSMA joint position paper on Article 13 of the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
The Commission’s objective in Article 13 (the so-called ‘value gap’ provision) is to improve copyright protection through the promotion of the level playing field between content rights-holders and certain types of online music/audio-visual sharing service providers. As such, Article 13 is intended to represent a highly focussed sector-specific approach to address a specific situation in which a ‘value gap’ is perceived.
ETNO and GSMA recognise the socio-economic importance of the creative content industries and in the principle underlying Article 13 that content rights-holders should receive fair revenue when their works are exploited. However, to the extent that the ‘value gap’ can be addressed by a proportionate legislative intervention, ETNO and GSMA wish to highlight the following issues for urgent consideration during the legislative passage of Article 13 and its accompanying recitals.
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