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

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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The European Magazine Media Association, is the unique and complete representation of Europe’s magazine media, which is today enjoyed by millions of consumers on various platforms, encompassing both paper and digital formats.

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) is the largest representative body of newspaper publishers across Europe. ENPA advocates for 14 national associations across 14 European countries, and is a principal interlocutor to the EU institutions and a key driver of media policy debates in the European Union.