Director Kore-eda says "Asian audiovisual authors should stand together to secure rights"

연합뉴스 / 2022-05-21 11:18:13
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▲ This photo, provided by Directors Guild of Korea, shows the congress of the Audiovisual Authors International Confederation(AVACI). (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)



SEOUL, May 21 (Yonhap) – The concern has been voiced about the appropriate compensation system for copyrights of domestic audiovisual authors, such as directors and screenwriters.

According to the film industry on May 20, the Audiovisual Authors International Confederation(AVACI) held a congress in Seoul on May 18 and 19 and issued a statement calling for a revision of the domestic copyright law with the Directors Guild of Korea and the Screenwriters Guild of Korea.

66 film and media creators from 10 countries who attended the congress said in a statement that "The protection system for Korean audiovisual authors is far behind that of many other countries around the world," adding that "remuneration right" should be specified in the law.

Remuneration right is the right of a copyright holder to receive a payment for a stated use, allowing all creators to receive the same percentage of royalties.

Japanese film director Hirokazu Koreeda sent a video to the congress, saying, "I fully support the rights of directors and screenwriters," adding, "Asian audiovisual authors should stand together to solve the problem."

S. Korean directors, such as Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho, Byun Young-joo, Lee Joon-ik, and Yeon Sang-ho, also appealed through the video that compensation corresponding to the rights should be guaranteed to both directors and screenwriters.

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Sun Min.)




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