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 on the Digital Single Market, competition online, image search engines and the closing of the “framing loophole”, reform of collective rights management, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers.
Involvements with other organisations 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.
Creation of CEPIC Working Group on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has made considerable progress in recent years. New tools, new players and also new content have appeared in the visual media licensing industry - some of them are now CEPIC members. Also, legislation around the world is shaping up, as competition between trading blocks (mainly US, EU and Asia) for dominance in this area intensifies.
WAR IN UKRAINE : Nick Fedirko Testimony
I asked, “Are you going to kill me?” He replied: “We’ll see.”
Use of content recognition tools for the application of Article 17
The battle over Article 17 continues. New proposals, notably from Germany, call the balance found in the Copyright Directive into question. A recent report to the French government attempts to restore the balance in favour of rights holders and argues that content recognition tools play a central role in this process.
Statement of German stakeholders of the creative industries on the German copyright bill
Politics has missed the chance to create justice in the digital market - to the detriment of the German creative industries. The winners are the global online platforms.
Cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy
New study reveals that cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy.
The DSA should upgrade the responsibility of online platforms, not weaken it, says Creativity Works!
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural industries, sees the Digital Services Act (DSA) as a unique opportunity to ensure a safe, trustworthy and respectful online environment for consumers and businesses alike.
Digital Single Act and Digital Market Act
The current regulations for digital services and online platforms in the EU are 20 years old. The EU Commission presented its plans for new digital laws yesterday, on December 15th.
EU Stakeholders write to German government
In an usual move a coalition of EU stakeholders, including CEPIC, have sent the attached joint letter of EU stakeholders, listing their concerns regarding the German implementation draft of article 17.
Creativity Works! welcomes the IP Action Plan
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural sectors, welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”.
Up-date on the campaign to include “culture” in the EU recovery fund
The pandemic is having a major impact on the creative industries. The Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative is a welcome sign of support for the sector, although funds have yet to reach businesses. The creative industries should be recognised as a key sector in the recovery funds.