Digital Service Act and Digital Market Act (2020)

The EU Commission presented its plans for new digital laws on December 15th 2020. The current regulations for digital services and online platforms in the EU are 20 years old. CEPIC participated in the EU public consultation in August/September. All links and documents may be found in this area.

EU budget: Commission proposes €9.2 billion investment in first ever digital programme

The European Commission is proposing to create the first ever Digital Europe programme – a new programme part of the “Single Market, Innovation and Digital” chapter of the EU’s long-term budget proposal – and invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges. The Commission’s proposal focusses on five … Continued

Commission launches public consultation on Database Directive

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the Database Directive “to understand better how the Database Directive is used, to evaluate its impact on users and to identify possible needs of adjustment”. Deadline to respond is 30 August 2017.

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.

Creators tell the Commission enough is enough

Pedro Almodóvar, Charles Aznavour, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Buren, Ennio Morricone, Alejandro Sanz, Albert Uderzo and over 1000 other creators urge the Commission to properly address the transfer of value taking place at their expense online.

Impact of Brexit on IP

Brexit will not be an easy divorce. What will be the impact on Intellectual Property?