EURALVA was represented by Dr Maria Michalis -University of Westminster, VLV-UK-
We ask the working party to show that:
(a) The sequencing of windows genuinely helps to make more programs available. In the near future, this would apply equally to all member states.
(b) To advise USERS when, in the life cycle of new programs, would those programs be available to secondary distributors on a non-exclusive basis (i.e. those distributors who had not contributed to the programs pre-funding, either through loans or through distribution guarantees, prior to production). It’s important to note here that audiovisual programs are protected for 50 years after the date of first publication – and often for longer through individual content rights – but in reality those periods rarely last for longer than five, or sometimes ten, years)