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Coalition grows again

Jan 07. 2014
04:01
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The SAIF joins the coalition in support of CEPIC' claim against Google Images.

On 8 November 2013 CEPIC supported by a large coalition of trade associtions in Europe and the USA lodged a claim for abuse of dominant position against Google at the European Commission. In December 2013, three trade associations from France and the Czech Republic and France had joined the coalition.

The coalition is now growing again with the SAIF , société des auteurs des arts visuels et de l'image fixe.

The SAIF has also sent its own contributions to the market test of Google's proposals for remedies in the spring and autumn of 2014.

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CEPIC joins Creativity Works

Dec 23. 2013
12:12
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From 2014 CEPIC will be a full member of Creativity Works! a coalition of creative organisations.

The coalition brings together European directors, publishers, music and film producers, broadcasters, video games developers ... and now picture agencies.

The aim of Creativity Works! is to kick-start an open dialogue with European audiences about the cultural and economic contribution of creators in the digital age - in a time when the creative industry is facing a life endangering anti-copyright wave.

Creativity Works! was launched in Brussels in October 2013.

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Coalition in support of claim against Google Images grows

Dec 18. 2013
08:12
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On 8 November 2013 CEPIC supported by a large coalition of trade associtions in Europe and the USA lodged a claim for abuse of dominant position against Google at the European Commission. The coalition is now growing.

In December, the coalition has grown again with the financial support of following national associations:
• Fédération Nationale des Agences de Presse Photo & Information - France (FNAPPI)
• Syndicat des Agences de Presse Photographiques d'Information et de Reportage - France (SAPHIR)
• Sdružení pro internetovou reklamu v ČR, z.s.p.o - Czech Republic (SBIR)

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R.D.I project starts

Dec 12. 2013
01:12
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The 1st September 2013 is the official starting date of the Rights Data Integration (RDI) project.

This two-year project is jointly funded by the European Union and media industry partners. Its aim is to enable and encourage greater legitimate use of all types of digital content.

CEPIC is leader of the Work Package 8 on the use of still images.

Read the press release announcing the launch here.

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EU Copyright consultation

Dec 05. 2013
01:12
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The European Commission has launched on 05. December a formal public consultation on the review of the EU copyright regime, as the next step in its internal review of EU intellectual property rules for artistic and creative content.

The Commission in December last year announced that it was conducting an assessment of the existing copyright rules with a view to “making them fit for the digital ages”. Launching today’s consultation, Internal Market Commissioner Barnier said that contributions were sought in particular from “consumers, users, authors, performers, publishers, producers, broadcasters, intermediaries, distributors and other service providers, Collective Management Organisations, public authorities and Member States”.

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Face detection technology in Odnoklassniki

Nov 26. 2013
04:11
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Source: Kuznech

A famous Russian social network Odnoklassniki (Classmates), project of Mail.Ru Group, announces about a deployment office detection technology, developed by Kuznech.

Now when allusers of a social network Odnoklassniki will search their friends or simply familiar people, they will find more clear content. Firstlythey will receive on search request profiles with human faces on avatars, instead of those on which other parts of a body, animals or other foreign subjects are settled.

Methods of algorithm of face detection allow to moderate a content in an automatic mode. The detector is capable to find faces in portrait and group photos, even when there is a head slope on the picture.

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CEPIC submits answer to second market test of the European Commission

Nov 26. 2013
01:11
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CEPIC participated in the second market test of Google's proposals for remedies. The answer was submitted on 25 November.

The Center of the Picture Industry (CEPIC) participated in the first market test with an answer on 27 May 2013. We expressed our concerns about GOOGLE's extensive unauthorized use of third parties’ content in the area of images and explained why, in our view, the proposals did nothing to bring this identified abuse of GOOGLE’s overwhelmingly dominant position to an end.

GENERAL COMMENTS
  • Given that GOOGLE’s offer of remedies of 21 October 2013 is based on the same principles which underpin Google’s offer of remedies of

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CEPIC submits EU antitrust complaint against Google Images

Nov 14. 2013
09:11
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Brussels, 13 November 2013. On behalf of thousands of photographers and picture agencies CEPIC, the Center of the Picture Industry, submitted a formal antitrust complaint against Google’s use of third-party images before the European Commission.

The complaint was submitted on 8 November 2013 by CEPIC, supported by an unprecedented coalition of European and US trade associations representing thousands of photographers and picture agencies worldwide.

Using image providers’ original works, Google diverts traffic from their sites to its own services.

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CEPIC submits EU antitrust complaint against Google Images

Nov 13. 2013
05:11
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Brussels, 13 November 2013. On behalf of thousands of photographers and picture agencies CEPIC, the Center of the Picture Industry, submitted a formal antitrust complaint against Google’s use of third-party images before the European Commission.

The complaint was submitted on 8 November 2013 by CEPIC, supported by an unprecedented coalition of European and US trade associations representing thousands of photographers and picture agencies worldwide.

Using image providers’ original works, Google diverts traffic from their sites to its own services.

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CEPIC in New York

Oct 15. 2013
05:10
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Cepic will be in New York at the paca international conference and visual connections from 19 to 23 October 2013.

In support of the Picture Industry.

CEPIC would like to invite you to come to our two sessions on Tuesday 22 October at the paca international conference and to visit us at our table at visual connections in New York

On Tuesday 22 October from 11.00 AM to 12.00 AM, CEPIC President Alfonso Gutierrez will explain:

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