Intellectual property and copyright

2015 is a year of particular importance for literary and artistic property in Europe.

In the struggle engaged towards the planned revision of the Copyright Directive, the potential need for its reform and its modernization, the Forum d'Avignon clearly stands for the defense of Copyright.

Instead of accusing current copyright of being inappropriate for users or digital practices, which also remains unproven, is it not accurate to consider its evolution in the era of digitally native formats and with the development of works at the limits between creation and innovation? While politicians, especially European ones, target the copyright as being responsible for braking the use of digital technologies and the supression of borders, how to meet the challenges of equitable remuneration of creators ?

So as to offer concrete proposals since 2015 the Forum d'Avignon leads with its partner EY a study and some working groups on the following topic :

‘How to think an intellectual property system in the age of digital maturity?’


Works by the Forum d’Avignon on intellectual property and copyright



  • « Create, share and protect The agility of intellectual property facing the challenges of the Digital Single Market » by EY (march, 2016) READ
  • CISAC publishes new Global Collections Report, october 27, 2015 READ
  • Intellectual property in a digital world, the challenges and opportunities in media and entertainment, by EY. READ THE STUDY


  • "As Grexit becomes more distant, the Forum d’Avignon is concerned about a possible authorxit" by Laure Kaltenbach and Olivier Le Guay, L’Usine Digital, July 10, 2015 READ
  • “Cultural Europe will not exist without its authors"” by Clara-Doïna Schmelck for the Forum d’Avignon, 14th of Apr. 2015. READ
  • “Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker: Priority to Creative Europe” by the Forum d’Avignon, Les Echos, 10th of Apr. 2015. READ
  • “Unlock creativity by strengthening the creators’ rights” by Laure Kaltenbach and Olivier Le Guay, in The Huffington Post, 30th of Jan. 2015. READ


  • Web review of May 22nd, 2015: The copyright has gone up on the stage at Cannes…is it going to come back down?, READ
  • Web review of April 24th, 2015: Copyright: the new challenges of the creative industry in the digital era READ
  • Web review of April 10th, 2015: From one pirate to the other: Global mobilization for the Protection of Intellectual Property. READ
  • Web review of January 30th, 2015: Unlock creativity, yes, but by strengthening the creators’ rights. READ