Collective management of rights
IPR & Copyright
CEPIC is involved in IP negotiations at European and international level and in technological standardisation in the visual field.
Current issues include
EU copyright harmonization and reform in the Digital Single Market, competition online and closing of the “framing loophole”, reform of collective rights management, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers.
Current involvements include:
In this section, you will find current
News related to the above fields.
Our position papers, key statements and other resources may be found in the relevant sub-sections or in the Login Member area of the Cepic website.
Reactions to the European Commission’s decision on Google Shopping
CEPIC submitted a ccompetition complaint at the European Commission in November 2013. In April 2016, there followed a second competition complaint of Getty Images. Google is accused of leveraging its dominant position in general web search to favour its own service: Google Images.
CEPIC welcomes the Decision of the European Commission in the Google search shopping case
CEPIC looks forward to the European Commission intensifying its investigations in other specialized search services such as the image sector.
Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service – Factsheet
European Commission - Fact Sheet - The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.
Meet The Author in pictures
Our thanks to CEPIC member Agency Belga and their photographer Filip de Smet who photographed the conference Meet the Author.
Antitrust: Commission publishes final report on e-commerce sector inquiry
Fact Sheet from the final report by the European Commission on the e-commerce sector inquiry and antitrust issues.
World’s Press Calls on President Trump to Stop Targeting Media
27 March 2017, A new open letter to President Trump to reject his repeared accusation that media is the ‘enemy of the American People’
Closing the “Framing loophole”: presentation at the European Parliament
POLICY ISSUES CEPIC is involved in IP negotiations at European and international level and in technological standardisation in the visual field. Current issues include EU copyright harmonization and reform in the Digital Single Market, competition online and closing of the “framing loophole”, reform of collective rights management, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers. Current involvements include: …
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Open Internet Project Press Conference: “A New Fight”
Paris, 8th March 2017, the OIP announced a new complaint against Google for its anti-competitive practices.
PICSEL becomes member of Copyright Licensing Agency
On the 6th of March, CLA welcomed two new members : DACS and PICSEL !
Open letter to Google by German Association of Picture Agencies
BVPA's open letter to Google against its new image search format in Germany