On 05 July 2018 the European Parliament voted against the negotiation proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee, adopted on 20 June 2018, for the EU Copyright Directive proposal. CEPIC regrets this rejection following four years of tireless work with EU institutions but will continue to work towards a balanced solution for a fair online marketplace for the creative sector and against online piracy.
Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today’s online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
This article summarizes the recent positive developments in Google Image Search.
On May 15th 2018, the Open Internet Project held a conference “In the aftermath
of the Google Search (Comparison Shopping) decision: Fair and equal treatment of digital
businesses” in Brussels, with the participation of MEPs Dr. Andreas Schwab, EPP Coordinator in the
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and Mr. Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Liberal
ECON coordinator, member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
Associations of commercial broadcasters across Europe (ACT, ABBRO, AKTV, ARCA, and the commercial broadcasters associated in CRTV) express their concerns regarding the Council negotiation mandate and the legal uncertainty that will result from it.
As of tomorrow, 25 May, new data protection rules will apply across the EU.
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.