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Report - Copyright

The creative ecosystem is underway!

Editorial by Laure Kaltenbach,Managing director of the Forum d'Avignon

While the new European Commission is redrafting copyright in the light of the current digital revolution, all the players of the cultural and creative ecosystem must express themselves in a concerted way, beyond their respective occupations, to share the triple (artistic, social and economic) nature of culture and speak out on the key challenges of remuneration for creation, the positive effects of copyright and intellectual property for citizens and companies, or the questioning of business practices. Beyond the specificity of every profession of the sector, this is about anchoring this strong idea so as not to be reduced to the rank of “contents”: culture is not a commodity like any other… and creation is what unites them. 

If the sacred union of French public authorities and rights management companies announces a strong resistance, creators and users must mobilize with real proposals for the future. The Forum d'Avignon is at their side to build and make concrete proposals. 

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The steps of the Reda report

15th of Jan. 2015 – Reda report – Handed and presented to the Committee on Legal Affairs

19th of Jan. 2015 – France’s answer to the Reda report (in French)

30th of Jan. 2015 Tribune of the Forum d’Avignon "Unlock creativity, yes, but by strengthening the creators’ rights" by Laure Kaltenbach and Olivier Le Guay

Press review

  • Copyright guarantees freedom of expression, #CopyrightForFreedom, Federation of European Publishers, March 20th, 2015. READ
  • Cultural industries unite against copyright reform, Aline Robert, Euractiv, 16/03/2015. READ
  • Google’s quest to make art available to everyone was foiled by copyright concerns, Caitlin Dewey, The Intersect, 04/03/2015. READ
  • ‘Blurred Lines’ Infringed on Marvin Gaye Copyright, Jury Rules, Ben Sisario et Noah Smith, New York Times, 10/03/2015. READ
  • Hollywood should be very afraid of Popcorn Time, the “Netflix for piracy”, John McDulin, Quartz, 03/03/2015. READ
  • Carole Tongue: 'Funding for creative works is under threat in the digital age', Aline Robert,, 4th of March 2015. READ
  • Private copying : on thursday, a new important jugement by the CJEU, Marc Rees, NextImpact, 2nd of March 2015. READ (in French)
  • Copyright: Which harmonization would not be a standardization? Nicolas Gary, Actualitté, 27th of Feb 2015. READ (in French)
  • In the European Parliament, a hint of ACTA in the Svoboda Report, Marc Rees, NextImpact, 27/02/2015. READ (in French)
  • Is the Engel Report going to nip streaming reading in the bud ?, Justine Babin,, 23th of February 2015. READ (in French)
  • The liberty of (illimited) reading is being attacked, Frédéric Charles, Green.SI, 22th of Feb 2015. READ (in French)
  • The new revolution of contents, Benoit Georges, Les Echos, 22th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • Culture and digital, I love you me neither, Hervé Kabla, 01Business, 19th of Feb 2015. READ (in French)
  • Copyright, "backbone of the industry" and vital for booksellers, Clément Solym, Actualitté, 17th of Feb 2015. READ
  • Tumblr Panics as Site Gets Tough on Music Piracy, TorrentFreak, 16th of Feb 2015. READ
  • Copyright and Reda report: stakes and pertinence of an announced mobilization, Isabel Dacheux, Huffington Post, 12th of Feb 2015. READ (in French)
  • Copyright: nothing prevents a law from being « inadapted to the context », Nicolas Gary, Actualitté, 12th of February 2015. READ (in French)
  • Copyright in the digital age, Fadhel Azouzi, Live Orange Blog, 2nd of Feb 2015. READ
  • The polemical copyright reform, Chloé Woitier, Le Figaro, 6th of Feb 2015. READ (in French)
  • Allociné or Télérama will tell you where to watch a movie online legally, Alexandre Piquard, Le Monde, 28th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • The French National Center for Cinema launches a search engine for VOD and SVOD movies, Thierry Wojciak, CBNews, 28th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • German Pirate MEP kicks off EU copyright debate, Peter Teffer, EUobserver, 19th of Jan 2015. READ
  • A change in Google’s algorithm makes piracy drop, Nicolas Madelaine, Les Echos, 19th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • Does Europe want to drown tax optimization in copyright?, Nicolas Gary, Actualitté, 26th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • The violent criticism by the right-holders against the European MP of the Pirate Party, Marc Rees, Nextinpact, 22nd of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • A parliamentary report calls for the dislocation of the copyright, Jeremy Fleming, EurActiv, 20th of Jan 2015. READ (in French)
  • # Alles neu macht der Mai [week 03/15]: lists of four, Newsletter by Paul Keller, 19th of Jan 2015. READ
  • Wandering thoughts, CharlElie Couture, Les Echos, 8th of Dec 2014. READ (in French)

Forum d’Avignon's web review - 30th of Jan 2015 : Unlock creativity, yes, but by strengthening the creators’ rights