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.
Crawlers chasing copyright infringement are active in the market doing a tremendous job in tracking pirated visual online content. However, the same issues come up time and again: what happens when rights are not exclusive? What happens when clients receive claims from a photographer for a picture they purchased via an agency representing this photographer? Is it OK to claim for images published without a license 10-15 years ago? – How retrospective can a claim be?
This document is intended for agencies and rights holders to help them assert their rights . It has been focused on the most frequent cases, social media issues should be the subject of another working group.
Download Copyright Enforcement Best Practices here …
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The group comprised:
For picture agencies:
- Jason FISHER – Dreamstime (USA)
- Marion BIGOT – AFP (France)
- Lars MODIE – TT (Sweden)
For copyright enforcement crawlers:
- Dennis WETZIG – Pixray (Germany)
- Elsa BIZET – Pixtrakk (France)
- Geoff CANNON – PicRights (European offices)
For CEPIC :
- Sylvie FODOR
- Valérie THÉVENIAUD-VIOLETTE