The EFJ is an active member of the 'Culture First!' Coalition. This alliance was launched by the creative and artistic community and the content industry in order to counter the ICT industry relentless lobbying of the European institutions on the copyright levies issue. Writers, journalists, composers, performers, songwriters, screenwriters, visual artists, music publishers, audiovisual and music producers and collecting societies have joined forces under this banner to defend the right to be compensated for private copying.
Following the European Commission's decision to defer the adoption of the draft recommendation on fair compensation for private copying, the 'Culture First!' coalition has issued a press release available here for download (pdf file).