WARSAW: In a significant move, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has reported a suspected crime related to Mateusz Morawiecki’s government’s failure to adopt the EU directive on internet royalties. This makes Poland the last EU country yet to implement the copyright directive, impacting filmmakers and their rightful remuneration.

The notification, submitted on 1 February 2024, includes concerns about Morawiecki’s meeting with Netflix’s head, raising questions about the subsequent abandonment of provisions crucial for creators. The SFP urges the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate this matter.

“A great injustice has been done to us, we have been ignored in our attempts to
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