Creativity Valued as Trilogue reaches Agreement on Copyright

Dublin, February 14 2019 – The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), a national representative organisation for the Irish music industry, today welcomed the outcome of copyright Trilogue negotiations, which concluded last evening.

Victor Finn, CEO of IMRO said, This is a hugely welcome result for the valuing of creativity across Europe. Creators including our over 12,000 IMRO members have been waiting for this outcome, a strong signal from our policy-makers that the system, in recognising opportunities with technology, at the same time values culture, values creative work, and values creators. While the text requires final review, we hope that we will now move towards its speedy adoption.

Eleanor McEvoy, Chair, IMRO said, “Creativity matters. Culture matters. Music matters. The political system agrees. This agreement sends a message across Europe that as we advance technologically, as we build our economies and societies together, creativity is at the heart. We are thankful to policy-makers who have been standing up for creativity in the negotiations so far, and we look forward to engaging further as the process is finalised.”

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