Creative performance legally better protected

  • policy & politics

The creative achievements of creators and performing artists will henceforth be better protected by law, Ministers Weerwind for Legal Protection and State Secretary Uslu for Culture and Media announced in late April.

Both ministers tightened the 2015 Copyright Contracts Act, which strengthens the bargaining power of creators and performing artists vis-à-vis their operators. The law allows creators and performing artists to collectively negotiate fair compensation for giving them an exploitation license. The creator or artist can terminate a contract if the operator does not (or no longer) publish the work or performance. Proof of default no longer needs to be shown. Operators who receive public money can now join a dispute committee. If creators have a conflict with an operator, they can reach a solution in an accessible way through such a committee.

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