Video: Challenges of Performers’ Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Interview with GDA - Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas, Portugal 04 June 2020

Dr. Eduardo Simões, legal director at GDA (Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas, Portugal’s collective management organisation of performers’ rights, including actors, musicians and dancers) highlights the challenges encountered in terms of performers’ rights during the covid-19 pandemic, as many European theatres have turned to streaming to keep the link with their audiences. He then introduces the opportunities created for performers’ and authors’ rights by the Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market, to be implemented by the Member States in the coming months.

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Prior to the ETC International Theatre Conference on 10 to 12 June, ETC and its members have prepared readings and videos to inspire and spark the participants' thoughts on the topic of "Reopening European Theatres". 

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Online June 2020

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