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.
Visual Content is facing its next revolution.
CEPIC, International Association of the Media Licensing Industry, is pleased to announce the release of its AI Ethical Guidelines for Responsible Re-Use and Production of Visual Content. 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.”
Best Practice Working Group on Copyright Enforcement delivers Guidelines
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.
Use of content recognition tools for the application of Article 17
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.
Statement of German stakeholders of the creative industries on the German copyright bill
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.