Coalition supporting the CEPIC complaint against Google Images

20 organisations in Europe and the USA supported the CEPIC complaint at the European Commission against Google Images. Whitout their support in 2013 and 2014, this move against the Internet giant  and its image search functionalities would not have been possible.

In May 2016, the European Visual Artists (EVA) joined the coalition (Press Release)

Also Getty Images supported the complaint. Getty Images was granted “interested party” status on the EU’s anti-competitive behaviour by Google in 2015 before lodging their own competition complaint in April 2016.


We hope that this initiative will help change what Google are doing with their image search.

  • American Photographic Artists (APA), USA
  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), USA
  • Asociacion Empresarial de Agencias de Prensa y Archivos Fotograficos – Spain (AEAPAF)
  • Bildleverantörernas Förening, Huddinge – Sweden/Denmark/Norway (BLF)
  • British Association of Picture Agencies and Libraries – United Kingdom (BAPLA)
  • Bundesverband der Pressebild-Agenturen and Bildarchive – Germany (BVPA)
  • Digital Media Licensing Association (PACA), USA
  • European Alliance of News Agencies – Europe (EANA, EU)
  • European Visual Artists Umbrella Association (EVA EU)
  • Fédération Nationale des Agences de Presse Photo & Information – France (FNAPPI)
  • Graphic Artists Guild (GAG), USA
  • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), USA
  • NLimage – Netherlands
  • Professional Photographers of America (PPA), USA
  • Schweizerische Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Bild-Agenturen und-Archive – Switzerland (SAB), USA
  • Sdružení pro internetovou reklamu v ČR, z.s.p.o – Czech Republic (SPIR), Czech republic
  • Société des auteurs des arts visuels et de l’image fixe (SAIF ), France
  • Syndicat des Agences de Presse Photographiques d’Information et de Reportage – France (SAPHIR)
  • Syndicat National des Agences Photographiques d’Illustration Générales — France (SNAPIG)
  • Union des Photographes Professionnels ( UPP), France