Croatia Signs EU Copyright Declaration

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ZAGREB, September 12, 2018 – Croatia’s Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek on Wednesday signed a declaration by the EU ministers of culture regarding the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, the ministry said in a press release.

The ministry has released the text of the declaration on its website. The declaration was initially proposed by French Minister of Culture Francoise Nyssen and it concerns the proposed copyright directive which will put to the vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday.

“Wishing to emphasise the importance and significance of copyright reform which is aimed at securing a balanced legislative framework for all stakeholders who create in a digital environment, Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek, along with German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Gruetters and other European culture ministers, supported the declaration with her signature,” the press release said.

The declaration calls for the continuation of negotiations related to the future of the culture and creative industry and for the better functioning of the digital market in Europe by confirming the sovereign right of authors in the defence of common interests and fundamental values such as justice, cultural diversity, media pluralism and independence of the media.

The declaration underlines the need to introduce new rules that will contribute to greater access to the Internet, and copyright could be a legal basis for fairly shared value between the creators and the major platforms.

Last Friday, Obuljen Koržinek presented the declaration and directive to representatives of artistic and professional associations who said that they firmly supported the proposed directive.


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