Our thanks to CEPIC member Agency Belga and their photographer Filip de Smet who photographed the conference Meet the Author.
IPR & Copyright
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The proposal seeks to establish new online registration procedures for groups of unpublished as well as published photographs.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.
The impossibility to photograph the Eiffel Tower belongs to one of these long standing myths when it comes to photos on public spaces. What’s true, what’s not true?
CEPIC’s membership reflects the diversity of legal traditions in Europe. This includes the freedom of panorama, an exception which has been implemented in various forms in the majority of European countries.
“Cultural and creative industries in Europe generate more jobs and growth compared to other major sectors such as the automotive or the pharmaceutical sector(…).”
A workshop to get a glimpse into daily lives of creative professionals