On 13 September 2022, the ADAGP has become the first CMO to be authorised by the French Minister of Culture to extend the application of certain licences with a bearing on use of works in its directory, particularly by content-sharing platforms, to works by artists-authors who are not members of its directory.
IPR & Copyright
In June 2022 the Intellectual Property Office in the UK published its response to its consultation on Intellectual Property, proposing to amend copyright law by introducing an extended Text and data mining exception. CEPIC has now sent their response.
The battle over Article 17 continues. New proposals, notably from Germany, call the balance found in the Copyright Directive into question. A recent report to the French government attempts to restore the balance in favour of rights holders and argues that content recognition tools play a central role in this process.
Politics has missed the chance to create justice in the digital market – to the detriment of the German creative industries. The winners are the global online platforms.
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural industries, sees the Digital Services Act (DSA) as a unique opportunity to ensure a safe, trustworthy and respectful online environment for consumers and businesses alike.
In an usual move a coalition of EU stakeholders, including CEPIC, have sent the attached joint letter of EU stakeholders, listing their concerns regarding the German implementation draft of article 17.
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural sectors, welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”.
Alongside CEPIC’s submission to the Article 17 guidelines consultation, CEPIC has joined 21 right holders organisations representing a very broad range of media and creative sectors in Europe in a letter to Commissioner Thierry Breton. Signatories raise concerns regarding the European Commission’s proposed guidance on the application of Article 17 of the DSM Directive and express their serious concern that, in … Continued
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.
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.