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.
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.
Licensing model instead of upload filters
Licensing model instead of upload filters: BVPA and VG Bild-Kunst are aiming for a comprehensive collective licence for the use of professional image material on social media platforms
Article 17 EC guidelines: letter to EU Commissioner Thierry Breton
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 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 …
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Copyright: Germany on Article 17
On 1st of July, the German Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection published a discussion paper on the implementation of Art.17.
Rich Results Testing Tool
Approaching the launch of the licensable image badge CEPIC members ahould be aware that a more robust structured data (Schema.org) validation tool (Rich Results Testing Tool) is now available.
Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis
Europe’s cultural and creative sectors were among the first and hardest hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. They will also be among the last. Across Europe, almost all cultural activities have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely, while venues and retailers have closed with disastrous consequences for all creators’ and cultural and creative professionals’ livelihoods, as well as the ecosystem as a whole. Millions of jobs are on the line.