European Parliament adopted Resolution on Private Copying Levies

The European Parliament adopted on 27th February a resolution on private copying levies.
The text recognizes the value of the private copying system, “a virtuous system that balances the exception for copying for private use with the right to fair remuneration for rightholders, and that it is worth preserving“.
European Authors’ and Performers’ Organisations including the EFJ, already supported the Draft report proposed by Ms. Francoise Castex, Member of the European Parliament, on 10 October 2013.

The EFJ warmly welcomes the adoption of the current resolution as it represents an importance source of income for journalists while securing the freedom to copy for consumers.