Following the Council Conclusions of 31 May 2016 on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage, the European Commission launched an independent evaluation of Europeana.
On 25 April 2018, the Advocate General of the CJEU delivered his Opinion on whether a (visual) work first copied from a freely accessible website to a home server and then uploaded to another website constitutes a “communication to the public“.
The DSM Directive was published in September 2016. How far is the consultation process and has the Directive any chance of going through? Lobbying in Brussels Explained
Creativity Works! calls on Member States to refrain from restricting rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of certain online platforms; discussions on Copyright Directive must continue to resolve fundamental issues.
CEPIC along with over 50 other cultural orignisations have joined the campaign to ask for better funding for the EU cultural industry. After concerns that the culture budget was minimal in comparison to the impact and jobs the field created.
We’re very happy to announce that Pyramide Europe has joined the battle against framing. Alongside CEPIC, EFJ, and EVA, Pyramide Europe are working to protect creators by highlighting and bringing an end to image framing/embedding.
Google keeps users to itself, and no longer plays the role of an intermediary to direct users to the vast wealth of Internet websites. It captures them and directly offers content produced by others, depriving them of their intellectual property rights.
CEPIC, the European Federation of Journalists and EVA for visual authors have signed a common open letter to the members of the European Parliament to attract their attention on the issue of Framing/ Embedding of Pictures. The jurisprudence set by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the use of framing/embedding technology must urgently be corrected by the European legislator.
In its Communication of September 2017 on tackling illegal content online, the European Commission promised to monitor progress in tackling illegal content online and assess whether additional measures are needed to ensure the swift and proactive detection and removal of illegal content online, including possible legislative measures to complement the existing regulatory framework.
CEPIC has received with interest the news about a cooperation agreement which has been reached between Getty Images and Google Inc., two leaders in their respective field.