POLISH FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION FORUM
For years now, Gdynia forums of the Polish Filmmakers Association – the largest such institution in the country – have been hosting heated debates over the most vital issues faced by the filmmaking community. Given the changes catalysed by the coronavirus pandemic, in particular the exponential increase in the distribution of audio-visual productions through VOD services, bringing the online distribution of films under royalties has become the most pressing challenge for our entire community. Television broadcasters, cable and satellite operators, DVD distributors, cinemas, hotels – all these entities remunerate authors and performers through collecting societies. Internet services remain outside any such regulation in Poland and do not pay royalties. We should correct this imbalance as soon as possible. Let’s think together about how to convince those in power to implement the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market as fast as possible. Join the discussion!