WHAT IS CEPIC?
CEPIC stands for the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage.
It aims to be the centre of the picture industry.
As the Center of the Picture Industry, CEPIC federates 600 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. CEPIC has been a member of WIPO since 1997, IPTC since 2005, of the Linked Content Coalition since 2012 and of Creativity Works! since 2014 and FairSearch since 2015. It was a partner of ARROW PLUS between 2011 and 2013 and leads on the image work package of the Rights Data Integration project in 2013 – 2015. In 2013, based on a coalition of 20 organisations in the visual sector in Europe and in the US, CEPIC lodged a competition complant at the European Commission. CEPIC was a member of ICOMP between 2009 and 2016 and now the OIP since 2017.
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