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Audio-visual performers' rights

EDM (Early Day Motion) 718: tabled on 13 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Beijing Treaty on Audio-Visual Performances which came into force on 28 April 2020; notes that the aim of that Treaty is to extend the economic and moral rights of actors and performers in audio-visual performances including films, videos and television programs; is concerned that not all signatories who have ratified that Treaty have done so in ways that are consistent with that aim; recognises the importance of the audio-visual industry to the UK economy and the integral role played by audio-visual performers who enrich our daily lives with their craft; considers that ratifying the Treaty in such a way as to allow for the economic and moral rights of actors and performers to be immediately transferred to the producer undermines a performer’s remuneration right; understands the importance of the concept of national treatment to secure revenues from usage of work in other countries; calls on the Government to enable an early ratification of the Beijing Treaty in line with that Treaty’s clearly stated aims; and further calls on the Government to undertake early talks with secondary users to ensure a fair and affordable system for upholding performers’ rights.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 14 July 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2020
East Lothian
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2020
Hammersmith
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Twickenham
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Belfast South
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Bath
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Ealing Central and Acton
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Edinburgh West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 July 2020
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 July 2020
Arfon
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2020
Richmond Park
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hazel Grove
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
East Renfrewshire
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Streatham
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Norwich South
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Rochdale
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 5 October 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.