EVA Statement on Artificial Intelligence
EVA welcomes the “Proposal for a Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial intelligence” (AI Act), as there is an urgent need to identify risks and regulate uses related to AI. [...]
Comic Books: The Author’s Perspective
Comic book authors’ precarious working conditions in the spotlight at the event co-organised by EVA and MEPs Ibán García del Blanco and Alicia Homs Ginel.
EVA participation at WIPO SCCR43
Last week, EVA participated in the 43rd session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. Several topics of relevance to EVA were debated during the week of discussions attended by national delegations, IGOs and NGOs from all over the world. Whereas the first part of the SCCR was dedicated to the “Protection of broadcasting organisations”, the second part focused on the issue of “Limitations and Exceptions”. [...]
European Discoverability Forum: a matter for all in the Cultural and Creative Sectors
On the 9th of March, EVA President Anke Schierholz joined the “European Discoverability Forum : A matter for all in the Cultural and Creative Sectors” at the European Parliament, hosted by MEPs Ibán García Del Blanco, Alexis Georgoulis and Niklas Nienaß, organized by European Coalition and supported by the Cultural and Creative Friendship Group. The event aimed at exploring the concept of discoverability and promotion of European works across [...]
Roundtable – Best practices fighting online piracy. The case of Spain.
On 31st January, a round table was held in the European Parliament on 'Best practices fighting online piracy. The case of Spain'. EVA's Board member and VEGAP Director General, Javier Gutiérrez Vicén, contributed to the discussion by bringing the point of view of the visual artists, who are self-employed and, due to piracy, suffer greater damages.
Report – EVA 25th Anniversary
The report of the conference "EVA 25th - Ensuring a fair future for visual artists" is now available! On 28 September 2022, EVA celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special day dedicated to the rights of visual artists. Several artists, CMOs and representatives from European and international institutions gathered in Brussels to discuss the problems visual artists experience in their daily lives. The conference report is available here. Happy [...]
EVA 25th Anniversary, “Ensuring a fair future for visual artists”
Artists, CMOs and EU institutions gather in Brussels to reflect on the situation of visual artists.
STATEMENT ON CJEU RULING IN CASE C-401/19
EVA welcomes the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on case C-401/19 as it dismisses Poland’s claim that Article 17 of the Digital Single Market Directive 2019/790 (also known as the DSM directive) would not be compatible with the freedom of expression and information of users of online content sharing services providers (OCSSPs), guaranteed in Article 11 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
EVA’s statement on Ukraine
EVA strongly condemns the unjustified Russian military aggression of Ukraine, and the ruthless and inhuman acts currently occurring in the country. In these dark times, we steadfastly support creativity as a means of expression that needs peace and freedom to flourish and uplift humanity. We say no to war. #WeStandWithUkraine
Re:Start Conversations: Visual Artist Kate Mayne gives inspiring speech in defense of Authors’ rights.
On 16th June 2021, Artist Kate Mayne took part at the Re_start conversations co-organised by IFRRO, EVA, EWC and FEP. Read her inspiring intervention in defense of artists' authors.
STATEMENT ON CJEU RULING IN VG BILD-KUNST CASE
EVA welcomes the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union on case C-392/19 as it clarifies when framing practices on the internet (also known as “embedding”) amount to communication to the public within the meaning of the InfoSoc directive 2001/29.
PRESS RELEASE: EU VISUAL ART SECTOR SUFFERS -38% LOSS DUE TO COVID-19, STUDY SAYS
According to a EY Study published today, the Visual Arts sector has the largest turnover among the EU’s Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) but is set to suffer a -38% loss in turnover in 2020 compared to 2019 (-53 billion euros).
Joint Statement on Private Copy
EVA co-signs statement on private copy along with other organisations representing Authors, Performers, Publishers and Creative Workers at EU level [...]
PRESS RELEASE: EVA’s Contribution to Art. 17 Guidelines
The European Visual Artists responded to the targeted consultation of the European Commission on the guidelines concerning Article 17 of the Copyright Directive.
EVA joins the call of Cultural and Creative Sectors to invest in EU culture
EVA co-signs call for the EU to increase the Creative Europe budget and to guarantee that the Cultural sector benefits from the EU recovery plan [...]
SPA MULTIPLIES EFFORTS TO SUPPORT THE CULTURAL SECTOR IN PORTUGAL
SPA, our member in Portugal, has been very active in providing support to artists during the current crisis [...]
SAIF makes funds available to support artists during the covid-19 crisis
SAIF, one of our members in France, is in the frontline to support visual artists [...]
EVA co-signed a letter from the Cultural and Creative Sectors calling for ambitious EU measures
Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis [...]
ADAGP: measures on Covid-19 emergency in France
ADAGP, one of our members in France, is supporting artists through the Covid-19 emergency [...]
VEGAP launches SOS Arte/Cultura
VEGAP, our Spanish member, is developing multiple services to support Spanish artists during the Covid-19 emergency [...]
EVA signs #SaveEUculture petition
EVA co-signs open letter demanding support for cultural and creative sectors amid the Covid-19 crisis. Sign the petition [...]
SOFAM, one of EVA's members in Belgium, has launched an exceptional support fund to help members who find themselves in dire straits as a result of the current health emergency.
Covid-19 emergency measures by our Italian member SIAE
“In the tradition of its 138 year story, SIAE proves once again to be not only close to creators but also supportive to those who are in need [...]
Covid-19 will be catastrophic for Visual Artists. Let’s protect them!
This year started with an unprecedented crisis which rapidly swept throughout the whole world touching many aspects of our communities: health, economy, cultural events. Even every-day social relations are being restricted for public health reasons, to avert the expansion of the pandemic and finally get our lives back to normality. During this time of lockdowns in Europe and around the world, all economic sectors are impacted to some extent [...]
EVA at ArtOnPaper 2019
Every year, SOFAM, one of EVA's members in Belgium, awards a Prize for Best Solo Show at Art on Paper. EVA attended the award ceremony.
Private copying compensation: European Creators under attack from Apple, Huawei, Samsung
European creators’ organisations and unions urge the EU decision-makers to support European interests and take a firm stand against aggressive lobbying by device manufacturers to weaken EU legislation providing for private copying compensation.
EVA welcomes adoption of the Copyright Directive
The European Visual Artists warmly welcome the definitive adoption of the Copyright Directive by the Council of the EU.
400+ EUROPEAN CREATORS SUPPORT THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
400+ creators from all over Europe co-signed a letter addressed to all Members of the European parliament urging them to adopt the Copyright Directive.
ADOPT THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
260+ international organisations representing copyright stakeholders call on the the Council and the European Parliament to adopt the Copyright Directive.
Joint Appeal on Controlled Digital Lending
As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; as book publishers; and as reproduction rights and public lending rights organizations; we oppose so-called “Controlled Digital Lending” (CDL) as a flagrant violation of copyright and authors’ rights.
LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THE ROMANIAN PRESIDENCY COMPROMISE
CIAGP, EVA and OLA, European and Worldwide umbrella organisations for visual artists urge the Trilogue to approve the Copyright directive in its current version.
THE EU URGENTLY NEEDS REMUNERATION RULES FOR AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS
European and international authors and performers' organisations from all sectors urge Member States to support the much-needed Article -14 providing for fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
European Parliament, stick to your vote on the Copyright Directive!
European Visual Artists urge the European Parliament to stick to its vote on the Copyright Directive and deliver a fairer internet to its citizens and artists.
Content for Education
A BALANCED COPYRIGHT FRAMEWORK IS THE KEY TO INNOVATIVE, DIVERSE, HIGH QUALITY CONTENT FOR EDUCATIONIt is important that educators can rely on high quality, validated content. Public policies should encourage the production of local content, which guarantees the cultural diversity and the autonomy of Member States’ educational systems. A rich variety of content produced by the publishing sector reflecting different points of view is essential to democracy and freedom [...]
Europe for Creators
Digital economic powers continue to profit as working artists struggle to make ends meet. By refusing to give artists a say and by not paying properly for using their art, current artists are being hurt and the dreams of future creators are being extinguished. The gap between the revenue generated by the Internet Platforms and the money they give to the creators, responsible for their success, is not fairly shared. But it’s not just the livelihoods of [...]
Resale Right campaign
The resale right is a fundamental right for authors of graphic and plastic arts. It consists of a small percentage of the resale price that art market professionals pay to them at each resale of their works be it in auction or in a gallery. The specificity of visual artists is that their primary source of income is the material selling of their original works. While auction houses and galleries [...]
PRESS RELEASE: THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO REOPEN THE NEGOTIATIONS ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE
EVA regrets the decision of the European Parliament to not support the mandate of the JURI report.
SPEECH BY ARTIST AND AUTHOR KATE MAYNE
Kate Mayne addressing the Members of the European Parliament about the realities of artists' lives, in the context of the vote on Copyright Reform and the importance of fair remuneration for artists.
VOTE FOR JURI REPORT
The Legal affairs Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament has adopted the report on the Directive on copyright in the digital single market last week by a clear majority.
REAL ARTISTS CREATE TRUE VALUE(S)
How can European Artists face the challenges and the difficulties due to the digital uses of their works?
CONTENT FOR EUROPE
IFFRO, EVA, EFJ, FEP and EWC join their powers on a new campaign for education
JOINT STATEMENT ON THE ADVOCATE GENERAL’ OPINION OF 25 APRIL 2018 – LAND NRW VS DIRK RENCKHOFF – CJEU 161/17
EVA, CEPIC, EFJ and Pyramide Europe join powers in letter addressed to the European Institutions.
MEETING WITH THE BREXIT TASK FORCE CONCERNING RESALE RIGHT
EVA delegation met with members of the Brexit Task Force to express artists' concerns on Resale Right.
PYRAMIDE EUROPE IS JOINING THE COMMON LETTER
EVA, CEPIC, EFJ and PYRAMIDE EUROPE joint letter on framing and linking images online.
JOINT LETTER ON FRAMING AND LINKING OF IMAGES ONLINE
CEPIC, EVA and EFJ jointly adress the Members of the European Parliament JURI Committee on the framing loophole.
ARGENTINIAN VISUAL ARTISTS SUPPORT THE RESALE RIGHT
Visual Artists were in Buenos Aires to present & support their campaign to have Argentina adopt the Resale Right.
CREATORS’ GLOBAL ROYALTY COLLECTIONS HIT RECORD €9.2 BILLION
From the global income collected, €174 mil. correspond to Visual Arts (1.9% of the total).
JOINT STATEMENT ON PANORAMA EXCEPTION
JOINT STATEMENT ON PANORAMA EXCEPTION - Brussels, 23 October 2017
VISUAL ARTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
VISUAL ARTS REGIONAL CONFERENCE - 17 October 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenia
JOINT STATEMENT ON TRANSFER OF VALUE/VALUE GAP
JOINT STATEMENT ON TRANSFER OF VALUE/VALUE GAP - October 11, 2017
IPLR – INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LENDING RIGHTS CONFERENCE 2017
On 26 and 27 September the 12th International Public lending Rights Conference was held in Paris hosted by SOFIA, the French society managing the right.
WORKING BREAKFAST HOSTED BY MEP VIRGINIE ROZIÈRE
Discussion between Visual Authors, Picture Agencies and MEPs about the Copyright Directive
WIPO CONFERENCE ON RESALE RIGHT SEES OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTION
Well known artists around the globe voice their support for the resale right
ARTISTS’ RESALE RIGHT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 28 APRIL 2017
The World Intellectual Property Organisation to host key event to discuss the Resale Right in Geneva
VISUAL AUTHORS’ RIGHTS TO DIGITAL VALUE PRESS RELEASE
On the 28 of February, under the kind patronage of MEP Giorgos Grammatikakis and MEP Therese Comodini-Cachia, European Visual Artists hosted a seminar focused on the visual authors’ rights to remuneration and recognition from their works in the digital space.
SEMINAR ORGANIZED BY EVA ON 28 FEBRUARY 2017
European Visual Artists and their collective management organisations hosted a seminar focusing on the draft Digital Single Market directive on copyright.
ADVANCEMENTS IN DISCUSSING THE RESALE RIGHT WITHIN WIPO
Convincing arguments are further put forward for a global Resale Right adoption
ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY STARTS US PETITION IN SUPPORT OF THE RESALE RIGHT
Visual Artists Receive No Royalties or Residuals for the Later Sale of Their Works