Pay for my work
Eurocadres supports the European Commission’s inivitative to modernise intellectual property rights (IPR). Many of our members are researchers, teachers, journalists, authors, engineers or IT workers who are involved in creative work and are, as a consequence, possible right holders.
Highly-skilled professionals actively contribute to research, development and innovation during their work life.
Digitalisation and social platforms have changed the way we work and how innovations are created. It is therefore necessary to keep the legislation up-to-date and clarify the ownership of IPR.
We see worrying trends, where for example teachers are encouraged to sign contracts where they pass on their IP to their employers without any restrictions and without any compensation
In recent years, there have been efforts in the field of creative work to push authors’ rights to employers. For instance, journalists, academics and teachers face increasing demands to sign contracts that could violate their rights.
We see worrying trends, where for example teachers are encouraged to sign contracts where they pass on their IP to their employers without any restrictions and without any compensation: all the works they have created and will create during the employment, including the right to modify the works and surrender the works.
IPR should offer authors and producers incentives in the form of recognition of their created work as well as economic compensation.
Read our full consultation answer here.