European newspaper and magazine publishers welcome EU Commission's launch of consultation on publishers' rights

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Brussels, 23 March 2016

EMMA, together with other European Newspaper and Magazine Publishers’ Associations - ENPA, EPC and NME - today welcomed the European Commission’s launch of a public consultation “on the role of publishers in the copyright value chain”. This consultation is an important step at a time when the role and the value of the press needs more than ever to be recognized in a global digital and media environment.

“European Newspapers and Magazines are world leaders in enabling, financing, creating and distributing a plurality of high quality journalistic media in all printed and digital formats”, said the organizations in Brussels today, “In order to maintain this important precondition for any democratic and free society in the digital age, publishers need finally to be included in the long- existing catalogue of rightsholders under EU-copyright law.”

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For further information contact:

Catherine Starkie
Director, Legal Affairs, EMMA


+32 2 536 06 02

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