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.
World IP Day 2015: “Get Up, Stand Up. For Music” on April 26
Each April 26, World IP Day celebrates the human ingenuity and creativity that drives progress, benefiting mankind. And what is more universal than music, a manifestation of the innate human desire to get together and groove? That’s why the theme for this year’s World IP Day is Get Up, Stand Up. For Music.
ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform
The European Commission, together with the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Portugal bring you: ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform, 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
CEPIC welcomes Statement of Objections issued by the European Commission against Google as a step in the right direction
On Wednesday 15 April the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections against Google alleging that Google has abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in its general search result pages.
European Commission takes decisive actions to regulate Google’s anti-competitive behaviour
The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace (ICOMP) applauds the European
Commission for taking decisive action to end Google’s years of abusive behaviour in its long-running
antitrust case and by opening a second investigation into the Android mobile platform.
Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android
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.
Photo pirated? Wrong name or wrong person? Metadata striped? Copyright infringed? Personality rights infringed? No author, wrong credit, same pic used twice in advertising campaign? We collect famous and unfamous cases showing what happens when rights around picture use are not respected.
Bing Widget Up-Date
The BING Widget/ Getty Images case has been settled as part of a "larger business deal"
EU copyright reform in 40 seconds
Can the broken EU copyright rules be fixed?
Responsible Research and Innovation & Social Sciences and Humanities in H2020
On February 2nd an Info Day was organized in Brussels where all the needs for RRI and SSH inputs in projects' proposals for the calls having a deadline in 2015 were presented.
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.