All in the protection of copyright
The year 2017 used to be another difficult year for copyright in Albania. However, this year, with the great support of the Ministry of Culture, lay the foundations for the functioning of a just and lawful system, laying the foundations for a massive functioning of copyright in defense of all economic interests of authors and artists. With the adoption of the new tariff system for copyright by the Ministry of Culture, the basis for the full collection of copyright has been laid down by all users in the Republic of Albania. Just when the law was going to begin to function normally, the largest group of Albanian media has sued the Administrative Court of Appeals about the Tariff System, requesting its complete annulment. This requirement actually requires blocking the entire copyright collection system by users, including non-media users such as bars and restaurants, with the sole aim of blocking copyright development in Albania. It is these media that, for many years, continue to abuse and pay nothing in return for the massive use of works by Albanian and foreign authors, which are demanding that the protection of authorship in Albania never work. Top Channel, Klan, Vizion +, Digitalb, Top Albania Radio, Tring, RTSH, Abissnet, etc., require all united to annul the basic act for the operation of the copyright law in Albania without any legal argument but only the force of imposing their vast media power. Not in vain none of these media and many others united with them have published any single news for this process because they want this process to pass in silence and under their secret pressure. In such a situation, there is still a need for extensive support to the Normative System in the judicial process with the mass participation of authors and artists during the next trial session, on Friday 22 December at 10.30 am at the Administrative Court of Appeal ( Durrës Street, formerly Ministry of Environment), where our community shows its strength in defense of its legitimate and profane rights so far. In this context, we invite you to take measures for your presence in the process and to notify any author or artist who wants to pass his voice, to appear in court on Friday. We also have to fight the media landscape, publishing each of us on social networks, this announcement, contacting every potential journalist, with every independent media, so that this event does not pass in silence, according to the desire of media clans.