The EU Commission presented its plans for new digital laws on December 15th 2020. The current regulations for digital services and online platforms in the EU are 20 years old. CEPIC participated in the EU public consultation in August/September. All links and documents may be found in this area.
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The platform-to-business Regulation was adopted on 20 June 2019.
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.
CEPIC urges the Commission to translate its strong political commitment to achieve a fairer allocation of value generated by the online distribution of copyrighted content into meaningful legal solutions to remedy the transfer of value in the image sector and provide a level playing field in the online market.
Pedro Almodóvar, Charles Aznavour, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Buren, Ennio Morricone, Alejandro Sanz, Albert Uderzo and over 1000 other creators urge the Commission to properly address the transfer of value taking place at their expense online.
MEPs advocate for copyright liability of online platforms in order to remove distortions in the digital market and to provide better conditions for creators and consumers.
On 25 May, the European Commission presented their approach to online platforms.
As a business, it is essential that you participate in the EU public consultation on publishers’ rights? Short questionnaire may be answered in English, French, German
The European Commission today proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better. This proposal also reflects a new approach to online platforms, addressing challenges in different areas.
We see the Digital Single Market Strategy as great opportunity for EU legislators to be bold and to plug these two loopholes – in a way that will result in a more equitable allocation of value, between those that display images w/o permission and the creators of those images.