Signing of an agreement between Meta and SACD (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers)

  • Meta and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) have signed an agreement regarding the use of the SACD repertoire on the group’s platforms, primarily Facebook and Instagram.
  • Users in France, Belgium and Luxembourg will thus be able to continue to view and freely share audiovisual works from the SACD repertoire on the Meta group’s platforms.
  • Under this agreement, writers and authors who are members of SACD may receive appropriate remuneration.
  • This agreement was achieved through close collaboration and a data-driven approach to evaluating the presence of works from the SACD repertoire on Meta platforms.

Meta and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) have entered into an agreement regarding the use of the SACD repertoire in France, Belgium and Luxembourg. The signing of this agreement, which testifies to Meta’s commitment to the principles and objectives of Article 17 of the European Copyright Directive, allows it to use the SACD repertoire on its various platforms such as Facebook or Instagram.

Under this agreement, users will be able to continue on Meta platforms to view and freely share works from the SACD repertoire in their communities. The authors of these works will be remunerated accordingly.

This agreement, which respects the interests of the authors and Meta’s economic model, is the result of a strong collaboration and in-depth work that has enabled an evaluation of the works in the SACD repertoire on Meta’s platforms thanks to an analysis based on objective and quantified data.

For Pascal Rogard, CEO of SACDThis agreement marks an important step in the recognition of the rights of authors of film, fiction, animation, web-creation and live performance, as well as in the protection of their interests, which is the reason for being from SACD. Over the years, Meta has become one of the leading social networks. Authors may receive appropriate compensation for sharing their works. With this agreement, Meta sets an example by committing to the benefit of authors. SACD, on the other hand, strengthens their protection in the digital world. It also continues its efforts to ensure that every platform that distributes works from its repertoire is not a copyright stowaway. Meta’s commitment in this direction is a big step forward that should be welcomed. »

For Laurent Solly, Deputy Chairman of Southern Europe at MetaWe are proud to be engaged together with SACD, thus further highlighting our support for authors, rights holders and the entire audiovisual ecosystem in France. For several years, Meta has developed dedicated tools such as Rights Manager or Creator Studio, which provide rights holders with information and data about their content and allow them to simply control when, how and where their works are shared on Meta’s platforms. While reaffirming our desire to protect copyright on our platforms, this agreement testifies to the strength of the cooperation between online platforms and rights holders to defend intellectual property and support audiovisual creation. »

Meta and SACD are determined to pursue a fruitful collaboration for the benefit of the promotion of audiovisual creation and the protection of copyright.

About SACD:

SACD is the oldest writers’ society in the world. Founded in 1777 by Beaumarchais, it belongs to the writers who are members. It represents more than 60,000 authors of audiovisual, digital creations, radio, podcasts and live performances. It jointly manages and defends their rights, provides them with numerous services, offers them workspaces, advises them on their access to their social rights or questions related to their author status… It also supports, thanks to the system of remuneration for private copying, contemporary creation and distribution of works.

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp have empowered billions of people around the world. Today, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens and into immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution of social technology.

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