France: Report on “automated image referencing services”

The report of Professor Pierre Sirinelli on “automated image referencing services” (i.e. image search engines) has been published. The report proposes an update of the French law of July 2016 which imposed a mandatory collective management system on image search engines and whose implementing decree had never been published.

From the usefulness of visual recognition tools to enforce copyright

A recent government report in France has analysed how digital tools may be used for the The protection of intellectual property rights on online sharing platforms. It’s a must read in the context of the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive and of Art. 17.

EU: More Money for Culture

Stakeholders representing the creative sector in Brussels have signed an open letter in support of a raise of the EU budget allocated to Creative Europe, a programme aimed at supporting the cultural and creative sectors within the EU.