Collective management of rights
Google Book Settlement
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, reform of collective rights management, completion of the digital single market, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers, EU funded project R.D.I, Google antitrust claim.
Current involvements include:
WIPO (since 1997)
IPTC (since 2005)
I-COMP (since 2009)
Linked Content Coalition (since 2012)
The PLUS Coalition (since 2012)
Creativity Works (since 2013)
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.
Juli Reda publishes draft report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC
On 14.01, Julia Reda, remaining Pirate in the European Parliament and rapporteur on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC on Copyright in the Information Society has released her report on her website together with the list of meetings held.
Creativity Works Achievements in 2014
Since 2014, CEPIC is a member of Creativity Works! a coalition of creative and sports industries in Brussels.
Ms Vestager sends out first questionnaires to “Google rivals”
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, reform of collective rights management, completion of the digital single market, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers, EU funded project R.D.I, Google antitrust claim. Current involvements include: WIPO …
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DOI Outreach Conference, Milan, 21 November
DOI stands for Digital Object Identifier, an identifier applied to digital objects. There are over 100 million DOI allocated worldwide to all kinds of content.
ICOMP Statement on European Parliament’s Resolution
“Given Google’s dominance in search and search advertising, and its persistent discrimination against rivals in downstream markets (such as video, maps, comparison shopping, travel, local etc), it is unsurprising that critics are concerned by what economists describe as ‘vertical leveraging’.
RDI Conference: RDI Project develops commercial applications for online licensing: part EU-funded project surpasses all expectations!
RDI, the part-EU-funded project, working to make it possible for any user to find out anything about any rights information on any online content is exceeding its expectations and is set to result in real commercial implementations.
Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Google antitrust investigations at the European Parliamen
Statement of Ms Vestager, EU Commissoner for Competion on the next steps in the Google antitrust case.
Joint letter to the United Nation rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Joint letter of Creativity Works! to Ms. Shaheed, special raporteur for the United Nations on how authors rights are also a human right.
Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books
Agreement ends four years of litigation over the inclusion of visual works in Google Books
IPTC tests how well inexpensive software performs in tagging images with rights information
People return from their holidays with many photos and want to share them, others want to use such shared photos. To help them find the right software for embedding their own rights data into an image file or to retrieve them from a photo by a potential user, IPTC has tested 19 free or inexpensive programs. The results - published at www.iptc.org/goto?photorightstest on Thursday, 28 August 2014