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.
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.
Cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy
New study reveals that cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy.
The DSA should upgrade the responsibility of online platforms, not weaken it, says Creativity Works!
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural industries, sees the Digital Services Act (DSA) as a unique opportunity to ensure a safe, trustworthy and respectful online environment for consumers and businesses alike.
Digital Single Act and Digital Market Act
The current regulations for digital services and online platforms in the EU are 20 years old. The EU Commission presented its plans for new digital laws yesterday, on December 15th.
EU Stakeholders write to German government
In an usual move a coalition of EU stakeholders, including CEPIC, have sent the attached joint letter of EU stakeholders, listing their concerns regarding the German implementation draft of article 17.
Creativity Works! welcomes the IP Action Plan
Creativity Works!, a leading European coalition of the creative and cultural sectors, welcomes the 25 November Action Plan on Intellectual Property as a way of “making the most of the EU’s innovative potential”.