Published on: 30 March 2015 in Industry

Creative community pays tribute to former CISAC President Jean-Loup Tournier

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Directors UK would like to extend its sympathies to the family of Jean-Loup Tournier, the former CISAC President who passed away last week.

As The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) say in their tribute: "Jean-Loup Tournier was a towering and influential figure in the world of authors' societies. He played a critical role in the strengthening of CISAC's international presence and in building the global network of authors' societies. During the second half of the 20th century, he advocated tirelessly for legislation at a national and international level that provided strong protection for creators. He was a key player in international law making on authors’ rights and represented creators during discussions on revisions to the Berne Convention".

Jean Michel Jarre, the current President of CISAC, said: "Jean-Loup was a true friend of creators. No one has done more than he to enhance the rights of creators in France and around the world”.

We at Directors UK would like to add our thanks for all the work Jean-Loup did over the years, and to offer our condolences.

You can read CISAC's full tribute to Jean-Loup Tournier on their website.

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