While the debatable presence of images on the Internet goes back to more than ten years ago, since 2013, CEPIC, the center of the picture industry, has been pushing directly at the European Union level the idea that the Internet can’t be a jungle where images are treated like a free commodity. It is exciting to see how Google has been progressing on improving the importance of pictures on the Internet.
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.
A number of alarmist articles, tweets and posts have been published in July on how “Facebook Embeds ‘Hidden Codes’ To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos”. IPTC looked into the issue. Find their Response here.
Tax authorities around the world are trying to understand the fundamental drivers of the digital transformation of the global economy, with the aim of ensuring that companies are taxed where value is created. This article is regularly up-dated.
OIP’s participation at the debate with the French candidates for the upcoming EU election was a great success.
Immunity of Internet Service Providers is also a topic in the USA. Nancy Wolff, legal counsel of DMLA, reports of a recent meeting at the Copyright Office in the US.
“On any given day, countless images are used all over the internet, many of which are stolen. Studies by IMGembed and Copytrack show that of the three billion images shared online each day, around 85% are unlicensed. That’s a total of around 2.5 billion stolen images!”
before getting wild with the retweet fearing the Internet is about die – let’s look how this new proposal could save photographers and other creators, and how all this scaremongering is misconceived.
Photographer, Jonas Lemberg, accused the painter, Markus Andersson, of abusing his copyright after the oil painter recreated his portrait of the famed Christer Pettersson with the brush adding only a goat to the background. The verdict now questions the understandings of the copyright law.
A view on Blockchain v. Copyright Registration in the USA.