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R.D.I project starts

Dec 12. 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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  • 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
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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
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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
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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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An Enthusiastic Intern to the Team “Behind the Scenes”

Oct 07. 2013
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ByNeslihan Duygu AsiltürkCEPIC is glad to welcome Neslihan Duygu Asiltürk, who will be working with the Cepic office team on making the Cepic Congress 2014 a big success.

I am very delighted to have the opportunity of doing my internship in Cepic Berlin office. Having completed my university degree in Cultural Studies and English Literature department with a lot of voluntarily and part-time jobs in the media and communication field, gaining some professional skills from the amazing hard-working Cepic team’s experiences and knowledge in the cosy office in Berlin was just what I was looking for.

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In Preparation for 2014

Sep 24. 2013
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From left to right: Lars Modie, Anders Lusth, Pieter Doorman, Véronique Martingay, Alfonso Gutierrez, John Balean, Sylvie Fodor, Edith Stier-Thompson, Stefan Wittwer Photo: Robert Schlesinger/ dpa

The Board of CEPIC held their first meeting in Berlin on 20 September 2013.

The meeting was held at the dpa offices in Berlin Mitte. Besides industry related topics such as the CEPIC image registry (CiR), CEPIC's participation in the EU projects ARROW PLUS and RDI from the Linked Content Coalition or the present anti-trust procedures against Google, the discussions focused on the organisation of the CEPIC Congress in Berlin in June 2014, for which we anticipate the attendance of more than 600 participants from all over the world.

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CEPIC Committee Meeting in Berlin

Sep 16. 2013
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From 19 to 21 September 2013, CEPIC will hold its first committee meeting with the new board elected in June 2013.

The meeting will be held at the DPA offices in Berlin. Besides industry related topics such as the CiR (CEPIC image registry), CEPIC's participation in the EU projects ARROW PLUS and RDI (from the Linked Content Coalition), the discussions will focus on the organisation of the CEPIC Congress in Berlin in June 2014.

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