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Solidarity statement Ukraine

At the frontiers of the European Union, a common area of freedom, democracy and peace, the Ukrainian population is being violently and deadly attacked, and Ukraine, an independent country internationally recognized as such, is being unjustifiably and massively invaded by the Russian army. The shock is immense all over the world and notably across the …

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SPA celebrates its 95th Anniversary without public but with the solidary firmness of those who fight for the culture

Dear Cooperators, The Portuguese Society of Authors celebrates today 95 years of existence but, due to the imposition of the pandemic, it does so without an audience and without events, hoping that better days will come, with health and confidence. Never before have the Portuguese authors faced such a severe situation of deprivation and painful …

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SPA delivers thousands of cirurgical masks and a ventilator to those fighting the pandemic on the hospital front

 The Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA) continues to seek and deepen the solidarity mesures imposed by this serious pandemic situation. Within this framework, our cooperative mantains an active and productive dialogue with other entities, with the key priority of supporting the large authors community that daily informs SPA of its needs and expectations. Another priority …

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SPA MOBILIZES EFFORTS AND STRENGTHENS SUPPORT FOR ITS MEMBERS

The Portuguese Society of Authors, following what it has already announced in previous communications, being aware of the serious crisis that is affecting the creative sector, has been making all efforts to support its members. A clear example are the contacts made with the government, some of which have already resulted in initiatives announced by …

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CALLING ON GOVERNMENTS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO HELP CREATORS

March 23rd, 2020  This open letter to governments internationally was issued today by the President and Vice-Presidents of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.  CALLING ON GOVERNMENTS FOR GLOBAL ACTION TO HELP CREATORS  The coronavirus crisis is posing an unprecedented threat, on a global scale, to a generation of people who …

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Crisis – COVID-19

 In the face of the crisis we are experiencing, each day is crucial to gain some time, and advantage over COVID-19, this awful pandemic that is affecting us all. SPA has been following the development of the situation from the beginning and thinking of solutions that will allow the organization to keep running.  Our team …

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Join Statement of creators and rightholders on the copyright directive

Time to improve and adopt the Copyright Directive Distinguished trilogue negotiators, We, the undersigned organisations representing authors, performers, and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and independent music publishers urge you to work constructively to improve and to adopt the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market at this week’s trilogue …

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SPA strengthens European combat in defence of culture against digital abuses

The SPA, in an joint effort with the entities representing several creative and information sectors, led a session held today at the Casa da Imprensa to make public an appeal to Portuguese MEPs on the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Market. On September 12, the European Parliament will have the historic …

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