Have your say on the future of copyright

Help ensure the voice of the songwriter and composer is heard by the European Parliament as it works on copyright modernisation.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 10 Apr 2015
  • min read
The first leg of the European Parliament’s work is centred on a report by Pirate Party MEP Julia Reda, which evaluates the InfoSoc (Copyright) Directive of 2001.

Reda is pushing for extensive copyright reform, saying that existing regulations are causing confusion among consumers and are acting as a barrier to innovation as technologies continue to develop apace.

Her report will be voted on by MEPs in June. Please see https://juliareda.eu/copyright-evaluation-report-explained/ for more info.

A number of Reda’s recommendations could directly impact creators. She is calling on authors, songwriters and composers across Europe to comment on her report and answer a few short questions about their practical experience of working in the current copyright system.

To view the questions and get in touch with her directly, visit https://juliareda.eu/2015/02/copyright-update-creators-what-is-your-opinion/

PRS for Music is encouraging its members to take a few minutes between now and 30 April 2015 to email Reda with their views and explain how changes to the legal copyright framework could impact them. Please note, comments may be published on her website.

Any PRS for Music members requiring further info or additional support are encouraged to contact Frances Lowe, head of legal, policy and public affairs, on frances.lowe@prsformusic.com.