The trilogue negotiations on the EU copyright directive on 13.12. ended, expectedly, without any results on Art.13. Negotiations are postponed until the third week of January 2019.
IPR & Copyright
On 12 September the European Parliament voted 448 to 226 the amended version of the Copyright Directive that was originally rejected on 5 July after the most controversial passages of the law have been watered down. If the directive goes through, it will be the result of 10 years of work to solve the “Transfer of Value” in the digital eco-system. What is in the directive for picture agencies and for photographers?
On the technical feasability of EU reform efforts – without censorship and upload filters. Just before the vote on the new proposal for the EU Copyright Directive, Copytrack addressed MEP’s with the following letter.
On 06 September, ahead of the vote on the EU Copyright Directive on 12 September and on behalf of authors society GESAC, Harris Interactive published a survey on “Copyright and US Tech Giants: What are the expectations in Europe?”
On 14 September 2016: the European Commission presents a draft Directive to modernize copyright in the Digital Single Market. A look back on two years and a look ahead.
On O5 July 2018 the European Parliament voted against the negotiation proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee, adopted on 20 June 2018, for the EU Copyright Directive proposal. What happens next?
Open Letter: Latest Bulgarian Presidency proposal on copyright leaves authors and rights holders worse-off.
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“.
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.