The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) welcomes the launch by the European Commission of a call for tender for a study on fair remuneration of authors and performers for the use of their works in the music and audiovisual sector.
"Journalists forming an important part of authors in the audiovisual sector, we hope that the study will provide detailed results on contractual and negotiating practices and assess whether the remuneration journalists receive for the use of their work is fair," said the EFJ.
The study forms part of the current review of the EU copyright legislation. It will provide an assessment of EU member states' approaches and mechanisms to ensure remuneration for authors and performers for the exploitation of their works and performances. It will also determine whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist among the Member States affect levels of remuneration for authors and performers and the functioning of the internal market.
Tenders will be examined by the Commission in December.