EU copyright law on its way!

On 12 September the European Parliament voted 448 to 226 the amended version of the Copyright Directive that was originally rejected on 5 July after the most controversial passages of the law have been watered down. If the directive goes through, it will be the result of 10 years of work to solve the “Transfer of Value” in the digital eco-system. What is in the directive for picture agencies and for photographers?

Copyright Directive: Facts and Figures

On 14 September 2016: the European Commission presents a draft Directive to modernize copyright in the Digital Single Market. A look back on two years and a look ahead.

Copyright Directive: Be Informed, Have Your Say!

On O5 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. What happens next?

EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme – a new programme part of the “Single Market, Innovation and Digital” chapter of the EU’s long-term budget proposal – and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. The Commission’s proposal focusses on five … Continued

EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market

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.

The OIP calls for fair and equal treatment of digital businesses and efficient tools against monopolies’ abuses

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.