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:

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.

Google Antitrust -

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android

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The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages. The Commission's preliminary view is that such conduct infringes EU antitrust rules because it stifles competition and harms consumers. Sending a Statement of Objections does not prejudge the outcome of the investigation.

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