In Amsterdam, on 20 May 2015, FIM, FIA, UNI-MEI and the EFJ organised the first workshop of their joint project on the protection and representation of “atypical” workers, i.e. those who are not employed by a permanent contract. This project has the financial backing of the European Commission and the assistance of a consultant, Pascale Charhon, tasked with collecting information needed for research work within the scope of the project.Read more
With the support of Union to Union, the help of Thomas Bjelkerud (SMF) and in cooperation with its member union MUSIGA, FIM organised a third union training workshop in Accra (after those in 2009 and 2012), attended by Mrs Abla Dzifa Gomashie, Vice-Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Creative Arts.Read more
In April 2015, IFPI wrote to the Kenyan Copyright Office to demand removal of Section 30A of the Kenyan Copyright Act. Adopted in 2012 after a wide debate, this exemplary provision provides performers with equitable remuneration for the broadcasting and communication to the public of their performances, but also for the right of making available on demand, bringing it in line with what FIM, EuroFIA, AEPO-ARTIS and IAO are demanding in Europe.Read more
SACO, the Swedish confederation of professional associations (22 affiliated associations and 650 000 members), has joined LO and TCO in their work in favour of democracy, fair distribution of resources, sustainable development, human rights at work and development of trade unions worldwide.
On 7 May 2015, Union to Union has thus officially replaced LO TCO Biståndsnämnd.Read more
On May 6th, The European Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market Strategy. According to the Commission, this strategy includes a set of targeted actions built on three pillars:
1. Enabling a better access to digital goods and services for consumers and businesses across Europe;
2. Creating the right conditions and a level playing field for digital networks and innovative services to flourish;
3. Maximising the growth potential of the digital economy.
A regional WIPO meeting (‘Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of the Beijing and Marrakesh Treaties’) took place in Singapore from 27 to 29 April 2015. FIA, FIM, the Spanish collecting society AISGE, IFPI and MPA (U.S.) were invited to present the position of rightholders with regard to the Beijing Treaty before forty representatives from twenty-five countries of the Asia-Pacific region (in particular China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam).Read more
Social partners in European audiovisual and performing arts sectoral social dialogue are engaged on an 18-month study project on skills and labour market needs, partnership and exchange of good practices between national structures and the possible implementation of a European exchange platform.
Three thematic reports have to be prepared by project coordinator, Daphné Tepper, to be presented and discussed during three workshops and a final conference.Read more
A WIPO regional meeting was organised in Oman on April 1st, 2015 for the following countries: Algeria, Djibouti, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates, to encourage these states to ratify the Beijing and Marrakesh treaties.
The Marrakesh Treaty (2013) aims to facilitate access to published works for the visually impaired.Read more
A European campaign for the fair treatment of performers in the digital environment
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