Rights To Digital Value

Alfonso Gutierrez, President of CEPIC and CEO of age fotostock will represent CEPIC on a panel on 28 February at the European Parliament. His topic: framing and how it destroys the picture industry.


European Visual Artists and their collective management organisations have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar focusing on the draft Digital Single Market directive on copyright.

The seminar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th of February, from 12:00 to 14:00 in the European Parliament in room A7F387 and will cover a set of critical topics that have an impact on authors’ rights:

Transfer of value and platform liability

Evaluating how collective management helps authors to share benefits gained with their works by online platforms

Framing and embedding technology

Identifying the negative consequences following the recent EUCJ decisions (Svensson, Bestwater, GS Media)

Collective management organizations solutions

Ensuring that Cultural Heritage institutions and other users have access to works and guaranteed remunerations for authors.

The seminar will be steered by Rapporteur MEP Therese Comodini-Cachia, MEP Giorgos Grammatikakis and MEP Jean-Marie Cavada as well as other members of the European Parliament. Attendants will have an opportunity to discuss with artists, photographers and their collective management organizations, as follows:

Artists: Perico Pastor (Painter, Spain), Hervé di Rosa (Painter, President of CIAGP, France), Werner Schaub (Painter, President of IAA/AIAP, Germany), C-215 (Street Artist, France);

Collective Management Organisations’ Representatives: Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall (President of EVA), Vincent van den Eijnde (Pictoright, The Netherlands), Alfonso Gutierrez (CEPIC), Anke Schierholz (VG-Bild-Kunst, Germany)

EVA Secretary General Carola Streul will moderate the seminar.

Draft Agenda

For registration, please submit your details (name, organization, date of birth, nationality and whether you have an Access Pass to the European Parliament) to info@evartists.org.