Collective management of rights
IPR & Copyright
CEPIC is involved in IP negotiations at European and international level and in technological standardisation in the visual field.
Current issues include
EU copyright harmonization and reform on the Digital Single Market, competition online, image search engines and the closing of the “framing loophole”, reform of collective rights management, respect of metadata, standardisation of image works identifiers.
Involvements with other organisations include:
In this section, you will find current
News related to the above fields.
Our position papers, key statements and other resources may be found in the relevant sub-sections or in the Login Member area of the Cepic website.
CEPIC Joins the Content Authenticity Initiative to Champion Trustworthy Visual Content
We are pleased to announce that the International Association of the Visual Media Licensing Industry (CEPIC) has officially joined the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) as a key partner in promoting trust and credibility within the visual content industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the efforts to combat misinformation and uphold the integrity of visual media worldwide.
IPTC releases technical guidance for creating and editing metadata, including DigitalSourceType
At IPTC we receive many requests for help and advice regarding editing embedded photo and video metadata, and this has only increased with the recent news about the IPTC Digital Source Type property being used to identify content created by a generative AI engine.
European creators and right holders call for meaningful transparency obligations on AI systems to ensure the lawful use of copyright-protected content.
Europe has a unique opportunity to show global leadership on an AI framework.
Visual Content is facing its revolution.
CEPIC, International Association of the Media Licensing Industry, is pleased to announce the release of version 2 of its AI Ethical Guidelines for Responsible Re-Use and Production of Visual Content. The Guidelines are now also available in French. The Guidelines provide a framework for ethical and responsible use of AI in the Re-Use and Production of visual content.
Image rights information parity between IPTC and Schema.org
This is an up-dated on the Licensable Badge initiated in 2017 thanks to a fruitful cooperation of Google with CEPIC.
The image rights metadata framework through Schema.org and IPTC now covers copyright fields.
Full agenda announced for the IPTC Photo Metadata Conference 2022 next week!
CEPIC will introduce the "AI Ethical Guidelines for Responsible Re-Use and Production of VISUAL CONTENT" at the IPTC Photo Metadata Conference on 10 Novembre
CEPIC Working Group on Artificial Intelligence
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.
Responsible AI is sustainable AI: CEPIC writes to the Intellectual Property Office in the UK
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 ADAGP becomes the first French CMO to obtain authorisation allowing extended collective licences to be agreed
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.
WAR IN UKRAINE : Nick Fedirko Testimony
I asked, “Are you going to kill me?” He replied: “We’ll see.”