Ancillary copyright: group of press publishers write letter to the European Commission

On 4 December 2015, a group of press publishers, including AEEPP, Golem and SPIIL, among others, has written a letter to the European Commission’s Vice Presidents Andrus Ansip and Frans Timmermans and European Commissioners Vera Jourová and Günther Oettinger, calling on them to oppose the adoption of ancillary rights for press publishers in the European Union, such as those that have recently been implemented in Germany and in Spain.

In particular, the signatories share the view that such legislation “is a step away from a forward-looking, modern and diverse European press. It will only make it harder for [them] to grow and develop innovative models”.

Find the letter here.