Statement on Works of Visual Arts in the Public Domain

CEPIC expresses its extreme disappointment at the EU copyright Directive as we see that last minute compromises were reached that will directly hurt CEPIC members specialised in fine art, history and vintage photography.

Dreamstime v. Google

The Dreamstime complaint against Google filed in the USA is going forward.

Interim measures against Google

The OIP welcomes the French Competition Authority’s decision to order interim measures against Google, and urges the European Commission to follow a similar path

EU copyright law on its way!

On 12 September the European Parliament voted 448 to 226 the amended version of the Copyright Directive that was originally rejected on 5 July after the most controversial passages of the law have been watered down. If the directive goes through, it will be the result of 10 years of work to solve the “Transfer of Value” in the digital eco-system. What is in the directive for picture agencies and for photographers?