Creativity Works! welcomes the IP Action Plan

Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural sectors, welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”.

Article 17 EC guidelines: letter to EU Commissioner Thierry Breton

Alongside CEPIC’s submission to the Article 17 guidelines consultation, CEPIC has  joined 21 right holders organisations representing a very broad range of media and creative sectors in Europe in a letter to Commissioner Thierry Breton. Signatories raise concerns regarding the European Commission’s proposed guidance on the application of Article 17 of the DSM Directive and express their serious concern that, in … Continued

France: Report on “automated image referencing services”

The report of Professor Pierre Sirinelli on “automated image referencing services” (i.e. image search engines) has been published. The report proposes an update of the French law of July 2016 which imposed a mandatory collective management system on image search engines and whose implementing decree had never been published.

From the usefulness of visual recognition tools to enforce copyright

A recent government report in France has analysed how digital tools may be used for the The protection of intellectual property rights on online sharing platforms. It’s a must read in the context of the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive and of Art. 17.

How Google bypassed publishers rights

France is the first country to have implemented in part the EU Copyright Directive by introducing the press publishers right in July 2019. This right gives press publishers and press agencies the right to demand remuneration for short digital publications such as snippets showed in Google News.

Why Framing matters: new developments from Germany

The German Supreme Court has recently referred to the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) in a case that will add to the plentyful jurisprudence on “Framing”. Why this matters?