Collective management of rights
Digital Single Market
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 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:
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.
European Parliament: Public Hearing on the “Value Gap”
We want to share pictures, we want pictures to be shown, we want to produce pictures. For this we need to be paid for. There is no reason why the picture industry should be left behind by the legislator.
Comment on Google’s response to European Commission charges on Android
Google filed its defense Thursday against the EU’s charges targeting Android. Thomas Vinje, an antitrust lawyer who advises FairSearch, calls Google’s description of Android as an open-source operating system “disingenuous … a phone maker that offers even a few phones that do not comply with Google’s straightjacket faces a cut-off from all of Google’s branded products.”
IPTC Video Day 25 October
Documentation on the IPTC Video Day in Berlin on 25 October 2016 is now avaiable.
Statement by Thomas Vinje, counsel to FairSearch
Google rejected European antitrust charges that it used its dominance over online search to promote its own product comparison website at the expense of rival. FairSearch responds.
High-Level Conference on the Creative & Cultural Sectors
Report of the High Level Conference organised by Creativity Works! On October 12th 2016
Africa Online: How Picture Researchers are finding images online
Last month Africa Media Online conducted a survey to gain an understanding of how picture buyers and picture researchers are using Google to find images. 52 people responded to the short list of questions. 29 respondents were from South Africa, 8 from the UK, 7 from the USA, 2 from Germany, 1 from New Zealand and 1 from Denmark and 3 unknown.
Getty Images campaigns against anti-competitive scraping of their imagery
Getty Images campaigns against anti-competitive scraping of their imagery and launches petition asking photographers to lens their voice to their action.
The EU Draft Directive on Copyright : A step in the right direction for the creative industries online
On 14 September 2016 the European Commission published its copyright package including a draft directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market for promoting a “fair and efficient European copyright-based economy”. A step in the right direction for the creative industries online. More work is needed to protect image providers effectively.
Not all Links are Equal …
CEPIC urges the Commission to translate its strong political commitment to achieve a fairer allocation of value generated by the online distribution of copyrighted content into meaningful legal solutions to remedy the transfer of value in the image sector and provide a level playing field in the online market.
Antitrust: Commission takes further steps in investigations alleging Google’s comparison shopping and advertising-related practices breach EU rules
The Commission has sent two Statements of Objections to Google. The Commission has reinforced, in a supplementary Statement of Objections, its preliminary conclusion that Google has abused its dominant position by systematically favouring its comparison shopping service in its search result pages.