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:

Other trade associations CEPIC has been involved with include: the Linked Content Coalition and the PLUS Coalition , ICOMP and the OIP /Open Internet Project

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.

IPR & Copyright -

CEPIC, EFJ, & EVA: Joint letter on Framing to the European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee

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CEPIC, the European Federation of Journalists and EVA for visual authors have signed a common open letter to the members of the European Parliament to attract their attention on the issue of Framing/ Embedding of Pictures. The jurisprudence set by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the use of framing/embedding technology must urgently be corrected by the European legislator.

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Issues -

A Europe that protects: Commission reinforces EU response to illegal content online


In its Communication of September 2017 on tackling illegal content online, the European Commission promised to monitor progress in tackling illegal content online and assess whether additional measures are needed to ensure the swift and proactive detection and removal of illegal content online, including possible legislative measures to complement the existing regulatory framework.

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Technology -

Commission to invest €30 billion in new solutions for societal challenges and breakthrough innovation

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