a 2 i m

HUGE WIN Today for European Copyright Reform (Article 13)

The European Parliament voted today to move ahead on copyright reform which is a Great result for Europe’s creators. The vote, to pass Article 13 of the European Copyright directive, was adopted by a majority of 438 votes for, 226 against and 39 abstentions. Article 13 holds internet platforms responsible/liable for copyrighted content uploaded by users.

IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith commented: “This is a great day for Europe’s creators. The Parliament has sent a clear message that copyright needs to be modernised to clarify obligations of platforms with regard to the creative works they distribute.”

The next step will be for the Parliament to enter final negotiations with Member States and the European Commission to reach a conclusion, a process which could be completed by the end of the year.

About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

Learn more about A2IM here.
For information about how to join our community, see here.