Wednesday January 22, 2020

MEPs’ copyright vote could give big boost to earnings of music creators

Tech giants like Google sharing music for free has had ‘catastrophic’ effect on industry income levels, says Imro chief

24th March, 2019
Eleanor McEvoy, chair of Imro

MEPs will this week cast a final vote on whether to introduce the European Union’s copyright directive. This directive would make tech platforms responsible for any copyright infringement by users. The Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro). has called on MEPs to support its introduction.

Allowing technology companies to share creative work online for free is destroying the music industry, according to Eleanor McEvoy, chair of Imro.

“We should be paid when they use...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

He was once the garlanded saviour of Nissan. So how did Carlos Ghosn find himself a fugitive after one of the most glittering careers in the history of the car industry?

Barry J Whyte | 3 days ago

Our goal in the west should be to encourage the country’s leaders to make its economy more competitive, open and transparent

Vincent Boland | 3 days ago

Inflation figures do not measure the cost of living, and in our hyper-globalised economy it’s not always easy to count what’s real and what’s not

Aidan Regan | 3 days ago