The author’s remuneration in the commissioning contract

Publié le 19 May 2021

The Higher Council for Literary and Artistic Property (CSPLA) entrusted Sarah Dormont, lecturer and Pierre Sirinelli with a mission to assess the advisability of defining a legal regime specific to the “commission contract” within the French Code of Intellectual property. The desired goal is in particular to improve the remuneration of authors for the working time linked to their creative activity.

Published on December 22, 2020 the report concludes in summary as follows:

It advocates the negotiation of collective agreements to best meet the concerns of the professionals concerned.
It suggests the creation of an observatory of contractual practices to better assess the reality and the need for state intervention. This observatory could also be responsible for monitoring collective agreements.

Next step: the decision of the French Minister of Culture regarding the follow-up to be given to the report.

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