Culture, Media and Sport Committee Recommends Implementation of Smart Fund to Support UK Creators

Today, a pivotal new report by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has been released calling for better support and compensation for creators, through a statutory scheme to pay them for their copyright, and the establishment of new support mechanisms for freelancers. One of the standout recommendations from the report is the implementation of The Smart Fund, which is aimed at compensating creators for private copying of their content.

Google Joins IPTC to Shape News Media Standards

We are excited to share a significant development in the realm of news media standards: Google LLC has officially become a Voting Member of the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), a global technical standards body for the news media.

Revealing Topfoto’s New Look for a 100-Year Legacy

Topfoto, the historical picture agency and archive established in 1927, is embarking on an exciting journey with a fresh brand identity. As the world moves into the digital age, Topfoto reaffirms its commitment to authenticity, exclusivity, and commercial ingenuity, making it easier than ever for image buyers and creatives to access its extensive archive.

CEPIC Agenda April – May 2024

CEPIC 2024 Agenda includes important dates for your diary, such as our lobbying efforts, webinars, important meetings and of course, CEPIC Congress.

Emily Shelley Appointed CEO of PA Media Group

We are thrilled to share that Emily Shelley, our President here at CEPIC, has recently been appointed Chief Executive Officer at PA Media Group, making history as the first woman to lead the organisation in its 155-year history.

Is AI copyrightable Part II

The CEPIC webinar discussing the copyrightability of AI output was well-attended and featured thought-provoking arguments from both sides of the debate. CEPIC is therefore setting up an online interactive event to formally present the state of play when it comes to the copyrightability of AI around the world.

Welcoming Mondadori Portfolio as CEPIC’s Newest Member

We are delighted to announce Mondadori Portfolio as the newest addition to our community of members here at CEPIC! Based in Italy, Mondadori Portfolio is not just a photographic agency but a cultural beacon, representing the essence of “Italian style” through storytelling and documentation.

Bridgeman Images forms exclusive partnership with the Art Directors Club Italy (ADCI)

CEPIC Member, Bridgeman Images, is the world’s leading source of fine art, cultural, and historical media for reproduction, this week they have announced an exclusive partnership with Art Directors Club Italy (ADCI) to foster creativity and innovation. Together, they will work on various collaborative projects, including creative competitions and awards, aimed at celebrating and promoting emerging talent in the field of communication.

CEPIC welcomes Sipa USA as our newest member

We’re thrilled to welcome Sipa USA to the CEPIC family! As a leading international media agency specialising in entertainment, news, and sports content, Sipa USA brings a wealth of experience and expertise. With a roster of top media companies as clients, Sipa USA is dedicated to delivering high-quality content to audiences worldwide.