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 Trilogue Negotiations on EU Copyright Directive postponed until 2019
The trilogue negotiations on the EU copyright directive on 13.12. ended, expectedly, without any results on Art.13. Negotiations are postponed until the third week of January 2019.
EU copyright law on its way!
On 12 September the European Parliament voted 448 to 226 the amended version of the Copyright Directive that was originally rejected on 5 July after the most controversial passages of the law have been watered down. If the directive goes through, it will be the result of 10 years of work to solve the "Transfer of Value" in the digital eco-system. What is in the directive for picture agencies and for photographers?
Copyright Protection in the 21st Century – It’s all in the technology!
On the technical feasability of EU reform efforts - without censorship and upload filters. Just before the vote on the new proposal for the EU Copyright Directive, Copytrack addressed MEP's with the following letter.
Copyright and US Tech Giants: What are the expectations in Europe?”
On 06 September, ahead of the vote on the EU Copyright Directive on 12 September and on behalf of authors society GESAC, Harris Interactive published a survey on "Copyright and US Tech Giants: What are the expectations in Europe?"
Copyright Directive: Facts and Figures
On 14 September 2016: the European Commission presents a draft Directive to modernize copyright in the Digital Single Market. A look back on two years and a look ahead.
Copyright Directive: Be Informed, Have Your Say!
On O5 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. What happens next?
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.