CEPIC submitted a ccompetition complaint at the European Commission in November 2013. In April 2016, there followed a second competition complaint of Getty Images. Google is accused of leveraging its dominant position in general web search to favour its own service: Google Images.
European Commission – Fact Sheet – The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.
CEPIC looks forward to the European Commission intensifying its investigations in other specialized search services such as the image sector.
The Commission has launched a public consultation on the Database Directive “to understand better how the Database Directive is used, to evaluate its impact on users and to identify possible needs of adjustment”. Deadline to respond is 30 August 2017.
Our thanks to CEPIC member Agency Belga and their photographer Filip de Smet who photographed the conference Meet the Author.
The picture industry meets Google in Berlin.
Fact Sheet from the final report by the European Commission on the e-commerce sector inquiry and antitrust issues.
27 March 2017, A new open letter to President Trump to reject his repeared accusation that media is the ‘enemy of the American People’
Paris, 8th March 2017, the OIP announced a new complaint against Google for its anti-competitive practices.
On the 6th of March, CLA welcomed two new members : DACS and PICSEL !