Robert Ashcroft statement: EU Copyright Directive vote passes
PRS for Music CEO welcomes positive result
After years of debate, working alongside our industry partners to emphasise the importance of protecting creators’ intellectual property, the European Parliament has passed the final Copyright Directive text to update copyright laws for the digital age.
This is about creating a fair and functioning market for creative works of all kinds on the Internet. It’s about making sure that ordinary people can upload videos and music to platforms like YouTube without being held liable for copyright – that responsibility will henceforth be transferred to the platforms.
This is about modernising the Internet and it’s a massive step forward for consumers and creators alike.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 165,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers around the globe. Headquartered in the UK, it works diligently on behalf of its members to grow and protect the value of their rights. With a focus on innovation and integrity, PRS for Music is redefining the global standard for music royalties to ensure creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2022, PRS for Music collected £964m and paid out £836.2m in royalties. prsformusic.com