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Parliament passed the revised Copyright Act in its final vote on 27 September 2019. Now, after nine years’ work, it finally comes into effect. Swisscopyright is glad that the law reflects the compromise of the copyright working group (AGUR 12). The revised Copyright Act means that authors,...

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On 10 and 12 September, the Swiss parliament will be clearing up the last remaining issues in its revision of the Copyright Act (CopA). One of those issues is an idea that would favour ho-teliers by putting Swiss artists at a disadvantage. It would see hotel operators and holiday apartment owners...

» moreto article: No subsidies for hoteliers at the expense of artists – call for fair play from parliament

Session letter September 2019

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter September 2019 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Session letter June 2019

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter June 2019 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Session letter March 2019

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter March 2019 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Session letter November 2018


Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter November 2018 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Session letter September 2018

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter September 2018 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Session letter june 2018

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter june 2018 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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The Gambling Act secures contributions from legal gambling that are important for Swiss artists. The law ensures that profits can be used for charitable purposes such as social projects, sport and culture, and to finance the OA-SI/DI.

» moreto article: YES to the Gambling Act - make worthwhile use of profits to support art and culture

Session letter march 2018

Swisscopyright, the umbrella organisation of the five collecting societies in Switzerland, presents the session letter march 2018 with short articles about the copyright (the letter is available in German and French). 

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Ph!l!pp Schweidler

"SWISSPERFORM ensures that performing artists are fairly and equitably remunerated for their work. Given today's tight production budgets, its contribution to Switzerland's musical creation is essential."