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.
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.
#saveEUculture – Open letter and petition
"It is our responsibility to protect and support the cultural ecosystem and creators all over Europe in order to ensure that they can continue to create culture, during these difficult times and in the future."
Position Paper: Stakeholder Dialogue Meetings on the implementation of Art.17 of the Copyright directive in the Digital Single Market
This position paper was submitted to the European Commission in the context of its Stakeholder Dialogue on the implementation of Article 17of the Copyright directive in the Digital Single Market and the “guidelines ” that are being drafted by the European Commission.
France: Report on “automated image referencing services”
The report of Professor Pierre Sirinelli on "automated image referencing services" (i.e. image search engines) has been published. The report proposes an update of the French law of July 2016 which imposed a mandatory collective management system on image search engines and whose implementing decree had never been published.
From the usefulness of visual recognition tools to enforce copyright
A recent government report in France has analysed how digital tools may be used for the The protection of intellectual property rights on online sharing platforms. It's a must read in the context of the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive and of Art. 17.