CEPIC supports SNAPIG against the Open Access project

The SNAPIG (National Union of Photographic Agencies of General Illustration), French national association member of our coordination, has brought to CEPIC’s knowledge the project envisaged by major French museums to start “Open Access” for the high-definition photographic reproductions of their collections.

The OIP recalls that Google remains the only beneficiary of the Shopping Units, causing irreparable harm to competition and consumers all across Europe

In reaction to the DG Comp Director General Johannes Laitenberg’s comment at the ICN Annual Conference on Google’s compliance with the Google Search prohibition decision, the Open Internet Project (OIP) reemphasises the importance of the decision and the respective compliance mechanism as a landmark precedent for the entire European digital market.

Statement on the EU Copyright Directive

CEPIC welcomes the adoption of the EU copyright directive as the recognition of the important role played by online sharing platforms in the online eco-system dealing with copyrighted material.

image market – business trends 2019 (Germany)

The 2nd big industry survey “image market – business trends 2019” of the German Association of Professional Image Providers (BVPA) in cooperation with the study course Photojournalism and Documentary Photography of the Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts under the direction of Prof. Lars Bauernschmitt delivers its findings.

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