On 2 February 2017, MEP Therese Comodini Cachia, rapporteur for the proposal for a directive on copyright, and MEP Jean-Marie Cavada, shadow rapporteur and Vice-Chair of the Legal Affairs committee, hosted a seminar on the Copyright Reform co-organised with the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP) and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO).
MEP Jean-Marie Cavada - Photo © Roberta Balduzzi
MEP Therese Comodini Cachia - Photo © Roberta Balduzzi
This Seminar brought together speakers from RROs, authors and publishers associations, National Libraries, as well as representatives of the European Commission and MEPs. Two panels on Access to works in Education and on the Digitisation of out-of-commerce works offered an opportunity to discover the innovative solutions that have been developed in Europe to respond to dynamic user requirements.
First panel - Photo © Roberta Balduzzi
Second panel - Photo © Roberta Balduzzi
The agenda for the Seminar can be found here.
Also, in the morning of the 2nd of February, MEP Therese Comodini Cachia hosted a Breakfast meeting at the European Parliament with two Maltese authors and a Maltese publisher who cale to share with guests the challenge to write and publish in a small market.
Photo © Roberta Balduzzi
More pictures of the seminar can be found here.