In a statement, the organisation that represents public service media, said the council had failed to create a sensible balance between providing transparency to authors and performers on the one hand, and the workability and pragmatism required on the other.
It believes the proposed new Directive will place huge administrative burdens on the audiovisual sector.
EBU Head of European Affairs Nicola Frank said: “For EBU Members this is a very disappointing conclusion. Member States had ample opportunity to ensure pragmatism and common sense but unfortunately the conclusion will result in cumbersome bureaucratic procedures for our Members.
“We are disappointed that the call made from the EBU for a more balanced approach has not been taken on board. Whilst we support the principles of transparency and also fair remuneration, this conclusion is simply not practical and realistic in its ambition.”
The EBU says some useful exemptions have been introduced, but the organisation is still concerned by the obligation to report automatically (and individually) to authors and performers on the use of their works at least once a year.