Closing the “Framing loophole”: presentation at the European Parliament

Brussel, 28th february 2017. Not withstanding the proposals of amendments, CEPIC is furtheron seeking to close the so-called “framing loophole“. Another opportunity to push the issue in the awareness of MEPs and their understanding was provided by the Conference “Right to Digital Value” organized by EVA on 28 February 2016 at the European Parliament. We had … Continued

Google’s new format in Germany too …

Three formats of Google Images used to be presented: one available in Germany, one in France and one in the rest of the world. Well now the “new” version has reached Germany.

Response to Copyright Office on Group Registration of Photographs

DMLA together with various other visual arts associations filed a joint response to a proposed rulemaking by the Copyright Office on Group Registration of Photographs.
The proposal seeks to establish new online registration procedures for groups of unpublished as well as published photographs. The proposal was quite in-depth, including an extensive history of group registration of photographs regulations and the requirements for a new proposed system. In general the coalition was in favor of improving the electronic registration process for registration of all photographs, but had some recommendations for the Copyright Office on as to how to improve the proposed system.

Antitrust: Commission opens three investigations into suspected anticompetitive practices in e-commerce

Last week The European Commission has launched three separate investigations to assess if certain online sales practices prevent consumers from enjoying cross-border choice.
More specifically, they are looking into whether these companies are breaking EU competition rules by unfairly restricting retail prices or by excluding customers from certain offers because of their nationality or location.

Resolution adopted by the IFRRO Annual General Meeting on 2 November 2016

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), at its Annual General Meeting in Amsterdam, agreed on the need to urge the European legislator to address the legal uncertainty caused by the recent rulings of the ECJ on links and application of framing and embedding technology for displays and reuse of protected works already made available on the world-wide-web.