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.
Artificial Intelligence has made considerable progress in recent years. New tools, new players and also new content have appeared in the visual media licensing industry – some of them are now CEPIC members. Also, legislation around the world is shaping up, as competition between trading blocks (mainly US, EU and Asia) for dominance in this area intensifies.
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Members of the European Parliament adopted on the 21st January their position on the proposal for a regulation on a Single Market for Digital Services (Digital Services Act), amending the eCommerce directive from 2000.
As part of a wide coalition of cultural and creative organisations, CEPIC co-signed the attached statement to urge the European Parliament to make meaningful improvements to the text of the Digital Services Act that will be voted on in plenary on Thursday 20th January. Read the full statement .
In August 2021 CEPIC created a working group on Best Practices in Copyright Enforcement. The group, made up equally of agencies and service companies, has completed its work and produced a list of recommendations the CEPIC Best Practices in Copyright Tracking.
On 30 September CEPIC is participating in workshop organised by the European Commission/ DG Connect on:
‘Opportunities and challenges of Artificial Intelligence Technologies for the Cultural and Creative Sectors’
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.
New study reveals that cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy.