CEPIC, the European Federation of Journalists and EVA for visual authors have signed a common open letter to the members of the European Parliament to attract their attention on the issue of Framing/ Embedding of Pictures. The jurisprudence set by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the use of framing/embedding technology must urgently be corrected by the European legislator.
IPR & Copyright
The vote in the Legal Committee (JURI) of the European Parliament on the Report on the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market has been postponed for the second time. Why and what does it mean?
Twenty-three rightholders organisations adressed a joint statement to MEP Axel Voss on the “transfer of value”.
We welcome the Commission’s stance that “what is illegal offline is also illegal online” – this is paramount to the protection of intellectual property and copyright in particular.
Our thanks to CEPIC member Agency Belga and their photographer Filip de Smet who photographed the conference Meet the Author.
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The proposal seeks to establish new online registration procedures for groups of unpublished as well as published photographs.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.
Report of the High Level Conference organised by Creativity Works! On October 12th 2016
On 14 September 2016 the European Commission published its copyright package including a draft directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market for promoting a “fair and efficient European copyright-based economy”. A step in the right direction for the creative industries online. More work is needed to protect image providers effectively.
On Monday 4 April, the Swedish Supreme Court that the non-profit internet giant Wikimedia breaches Sweden’s copyright laws by publishing photos of public artworks. The ruling recognises the “commercial value” of Wikimedia’s database.
This is the reproduction of an article published by four leading organisations in Sweden, including CEPIC member BLF, against growing unfair contractual rules imposed by media companies on freelancers.