Hrvatska udruga filmskih snimatelja upoznala je IMAGO, najveću svjetsku snimateljsku asocijaciju, koja broji 55 nacionalnih udruga (odnedavna je i američki A.S.C. punopravni član) sa sa tendencijom da se u novom Zakonu o autorskim i srodnim pravima ukine pozicija snimatelja kao ko-autora audiovizualnog djela. Danas je IMAGO poslao pismo podrške na adrese ravnatelja Ministarstva kulture, Hrvatskog audio vizualnog centra i Državnog zavoda za intelektualno vlasništvo u kojem neuvijeno iskazuje nezadovoljstvo mijenama predloženim u Nacrtu prijedloga zakona o autorskom pravu i srodnim pravima i daje punu podršku H.F.S.-u u nastojanjima za očuvanjem digniteta snimatelja u Republici Hrvatskoj.
Pismo prenosimo u cijelosti, ujedno zahvaljujemo predsjedniku IMAGO-a, Paul Rene Roestadu na podršci i razumijevanju.
The Croatian Minister of Culture,
Mrs. Nina Obuljen Koržinek
10 000 Zagreb
IMAGO is the International Federation of Cinematographers, with more than 5.000 members in 55 countries World-wide. IMAGO´s Newsletters reaches close to 20.000 individuals in the film industry world-wide every month.
We have been informed by the Croatian Cinematographers Society, h.f.s., that the Croatian Government and the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office are proposing changes to the Croatian copyright law, which will reduce the Croatian cinematographers position as rightful authors of the image and co-authors of the audiovisual work.
Due to their high international artistic standards, Croatian cinematographers have long been regarded as co-authors of audio-visual works in Croatia, and due to this fact, Croatia is held in high regards and are highly respected amongst all international film workers, directors, cinematographers and producers, and also by the international culture sector in general.
More and more international film productions are opening their eyes for the good possibilities of co-productions with-, and for filming their productions in Croatia.
To reduce the rights of Croatian cinematographers will influence Croatia´s established high reputation amongst international film-workers, and will be seen as a definite step in the wrong direction for the Country.
Should the Croatian Government significantly reduce already established authors rights for cinematographers, this will be received as an unfair and unjust attack on Croatian cinematographers by international film and culture sectors world-wide, and a negative international focus on this matter will risk seriously influencing on the country´s already established high regard and reputation.
This would be very unfortunate, and IMAGO will therefore ask the Croatian Government and the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office to withdraw any proposition that will reduce Croatian cinematographer´s already established authorship rights.
Brussels, April 21st 2020
President IMAGO Paul René Roestad fnf
General Secretary Louis-Philippe Capelle