On 25 April 2018, the Advocate General of the CJEU delivered his Opinion on whether a (visual) work first copied from a freely accessible website to a home server and then uploaded to another website constitutes a “communication to the public“.
IPR & Copyright
The DSM Directive was published in September 2016. How far is the consultation process and has the Directive any chance of going through? Lobbying in Brussels Explained
Creativity Works! calls on Member States to refrain from restricting rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of certain online platforms; discussions on Copyright Directive must continue to resolve fundamental issues.
We’re very happy to announce that Pyramide Europe has joined the battle against framing. Alongside CEPIC, EFJ, and EVA, Pyramide Europe are working to protect creators by highlighting and bringing an end to image framing/embedding.
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.
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The proposal seeks to establish new online registration procedures for groups of unpublished as well as published photographs.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.