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Publication of a study entitled “Creativity Comes at a Price”

The European Audiovisual Observatory has announced the publication of a study entitled “Creativity Comes at a Price” in the IRIS Special series. The publications in this series tackle current issues in media law and related legal fields.

This latest IRIS Special report focuses on the rights and remuneration of creative forces other than producers and composers, namely script writers, set designers, cameramen, sound designers, lighting designers, editors, choreographers, costume designers, makeup artists, actors, dubbing artists, dancers, musicians, vocal performers, and others.

This IRIS Special examines the mechanisms that enable these professional groups to share in the profits resulting from the exploitation of works to which they contributed. All the means by which audiovisual works may be exploited (e.g., cinema, television broadcasting, video/DVD, VoD, and all other forms of online distribution) are considered.

This IRIS Special is made up of country-by country reports on the rules and practices in 12 European countries, namely Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The document is available in English, French, and German. It can be ordered from the European Audiovisual Observatory.