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How can we improve authors' contracts? Best practices and examples of collective bargaining agreements in France and Germany
Now more than ever, individual authors do not only face precarious working conditions, low and unstable income, but also a very weak bargaining position vis-à-vis their contractual counterparts.

In some EU Member States, music authors’ associations and their counterparts (in particular music publishers) have tried to address this situation by negotiating and signing collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). Those agreements - which also exist in other creative sectors - aim at promoting a more balanced and transparent framework for the contractual relationship between both parties.

As the 2019 Copyright Directive very much encourages such collective mechanisms, the objective of this webinar is to showcase different examples of collective bargaining agreements in France (with the “Code des usages”) and in Germany, analyse the lessons learned from those experiences, and encourage their development in Europe.

Confirmed speakers for this edition are:
Wally Badarou, (musician & ECSA Board member) - France
Juliette Metz (CSDEM) - France
Micki Meuser (film composer & music producer - DEFKOM) - Germany
Katharina Uppenbrink (Initiative Urheberrecht - Authors’ Rights Initiative) - Germany

Mar 29, 2021 02:30 PM in Brussels

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