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.
EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
On 05 July 2018 the European Parliament voted against the negotiation proposed by the Legal Affairs Committee, adopted on 20 June 2018, for the EU Copyright Directive proposal. CEPIC regrets this rejection following four years of tireless work with EU institutions but will continue to work towards a balanced solution for a fair online marketplace for the creative sector and against online piracy.
Copyright: MEPs update rules for the digital age
Plans to update of EU copyright rules for today’s online world and ensure fair pay for artists and journalists were backed bv the Legal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
Recent changes to the Google Image Search mean improvement for sites owners
This article summarizes the recent positive developments in Google Image Search.
The OIP calls for fair and equal treatment of digital businesses and efficient tools against monopolies’ abuses
On May 15th 2018, the Open Internet Project held a conference “In the aftermath
of the Google Search (Comparison Shopping) decision: Fair and equal treatment of digital
businesses” in Brussels, with the participation of MEPs Dr. Andreas Schwab, EPP Coordinator in the
Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and Mr. Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Liberal
ECON coordinator, member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.
European Commercial Broadcasters across Europe look to EU Parliament to address short-comings of Council position on Copyright dossier
Associations of commercial broadcasters across Europe (ACT, ABBRO, AKTV, ARCA, and the commercial broadcasters associated in CRTV) express their concerns regarding the Council negotiation mandate and the legal uncertainty that will result from it.
Statement by Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Jourová ahead of the entry into application of the General Data Protection Regulation
As of tomorrow, 25 May, new data protection rules will apply across the EU.
Summary report of the public consultation on Europeana, Europe’s Digital Platform for Cultural Heritage
Following the Council Conclusions of 31 May 2016 on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage, the European Commission launched an independent evaluation of Europeana.
JOINT Statement on the advocate general’s opinion of 25.04.18 (C-161/17 – Córdoba)
On 25 April 2018, the Advocate General of the CJEU delivered his Opinion on whether a (visual) work first copied from a freely accessible website to a home server and then uploaded to another website constitutes a “communication to the public“.
Where are we with the DSM Directive?
The DSM Directive was published in September 2016. How far is the consultation process and has the Directive any chance of going through? Lobbying in Brussels Explained
Creativity Works! works to improve rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of online platforms
Creativity Works! calls on Member States to refrain from restricting rightholders’ exclusive rights in favour of certain online platforms; discussions on Copyright Directive must continue to resolve fundamental issues.