WHAT IS CEPIC?
CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage.
As the Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates 400 picture agencies and photo libraries in 20 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. It has affiliates in North America and Asia. CEPIC’s membership includes large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums, video companies. CEPIC has among its members the big global players – such as Getty, Shutterstock or Reuters. Through this membership, CEPIC represents more than 250.000 authors in direct licensing. The annual CEPIC Congress extends CEPIC’s network on all five continents. It is the largest global gathering of the international photo community representing 90% of the market worldwide.
Current issues: EU copyright harmonization and reform on the Digital Single Market, competition online, image search engines and the closing of the “framing loophole”, reform of collective rights management, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers.
- WIPO (since 1997)
- IPTC (since 2005)
- Creativity Works! (since 2014)
- FairSearch (since 2016)
- CICI Brussels (since 2017)
- The Open Internet Project OIP (since 2018)
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