ALAI European Authors’ Right Award – Supported by GESAC
The International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI) is an independent learned society dedicated to studying and discussing legal issues arising in connection with the protection of the interests of creative individuals. Copyright and performing artists‘ rights are today an integral part of fundamental human rights as enshrined in several international conventions, declarations and charters.
The European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC) comprises authors‘ societies from across the European Union, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland. As such, it represent more than 1 million creators and rights holders in the areas of musical, audiovisual, visual, and literary and dramatic works.
Enhancing the training of a new generation of IP experts and students on authors’ right/copyright and collective management is a shared ALAI and GESAC priority which both organisations aim to work towards by awarding a yearly ALAI European Authors’ Right Prize.
The ALAI European Authors’ Right Award – supported by GESAC will reward two students for their research work on a subject :
(i) related to authors’ right
(ii) with a European dimension (including studies that involve a comparison with the EU system)
(iii) that includes aspects that could be of interest to the collective management of authors’ rights
The competition is open to students of all nationalities (EU or non-EU). The prize will be awarded for the first time at a joint ALAI/GESAC ceremony in Brussels on 14 May 2019.
15 Nov 2018 – Deadline for students to write 1-page abstract on thesis
1 Dec 2018 – Editorial Committee selects max. 10 abstracts that are eligible for the award
15 Feb 2019 – Deadline for students to submit their thesis into the designated format
1 April 2019 – Editorial Committee selects winner(s)
14 May 2019 – Award Ceremony in Brussels
Further information can be found on the GESAC website.