Deutscher Journalisten-Verband Gewerkschaft der Journalistinnen und Journalisten


IFJ/EFJ Campaign

Against Unfair Contracts


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World Copyright Day, 23. April 2013 Journalists own both economic and moral rights. This means that they should be recognised as the authors of the works they produce, to protect the integrity of these works and receive equitable remuneration when the works are re-used.

The growing trend among media organisations is to use right-grabbing contracts (or buy-out contracts) demanding journalists to sign away their authors' rights, including both economic and moral rights.

We must ensure that journalists' interests are taken into account at the time of the signature of the contract and avoid lengthy and expensive court procedures.

The IFJ/EFJ calls on its member unions to support our campaign against rights-grabbing contracts and to demand fair payments to journalists - by sending out a strong message to legislators to mark World Copyright Day on 23rd April 2013. For further information visit: Flyer zur Kampagne (deutsch): PDF-Download

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