From March 25th to 27th, The Annual W&DW Congress will be held in the city of Moscow, Russian Federation. This International Counsel of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Works is carried out with the objective of strengthening the concept of authors’ rights within the region.
The principle of an appropriate and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers will be laid down for the first time in European copyright law.
After a long road in the defence of authors’ rights in Brazil, Audiovisual Authors of the DBCA Societies – Brazilian Directors of Cinema and Audiovisual – and GEDAR – Scriptwriters´ Rights´ Management – have obtained the permission to function as management societies in the Brazilian territory this December.
With the birth of FESAAL – Latin American Audiovisual Authors´ Federation – authors´ right is strengthened throughout the region.
The Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Authors was held on December 12th, 13th and 14th in the city of Havana, Cuba, within the frame of the renowned International Festival of New Cinema of Havana, in its 40th edition.
The Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS), Australian Writers’ Guild and Screenrights have settled their Federal Court dispute.
The 13th edition of the Internet Governance Forum, held in Paris between 12th and 14th November 2018, organized by UNESCO, counted at its opening ceremony with the participation of the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, who defended the value and importance of creativity, as well as the need for their protection on the internet.
On December, the Annual Congress of Latin American Audiovisual Creators will be held in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba, in a unique encounter with the Cuban Authors.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has given a glimpse of the lobbying angle that parent company Google will use in the months to come to fight against the European Union’s proposed Copyright Directive. In a blogpost, the executive urged “creators” who are us.
On October 27, it was held by Mario Mitrotti — with a long career as Director and Producer of Films, Television and Theater; President of ADAL (Alliance of Latin American Audiovisual Directors) and President of DASC (Colombian Society of Audiovisual Directors) — a lecture entitled “Protect your works with copyright” in the city of Panama, with a large participation of local audiovisual authors.