Copyright & IPR

Collective Rights Management

Digital Content

  • Factsheet on RDI now available

    RDI (Rights Data Integration) is a project part-funded by the European Commission, part funded by media industry participants. Read more

  • CEPIC submits EU antitrust complaint against Google Images

    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. Read more

  • CEPIC submits EU antitrust complaint against Google Images

    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. Read more

  • Legal Pitfalls in Taking and Using Photographs

    Photographers, photo libraries, picture editors, any picture publisher should be aware of the liabilities they are facing when making pictures available on-line. Read more

  • CEPIC supports ASMP's initiative against Instagram's Terms and Conditions

    CEPIC has joined 8 US photographic trade associations in a strong statement against unacceptable terms and conditions and raising awareness of uninformed users on the rights they are giving away. Read more

  • Results of press briefing on Google proposed remedies

    On 25 June CEPIC participated in a press briefing on the anti-trust investigations of the European Commission into Google's practices on-line. Read more

  • CEPIC comments on Google's proposed remedies within anti-trust investigations

    On 27 May 2013 CEPIC submitted own comments to the remedies proposed by Google within the anti-trust investigations led by the European Commission since 2010. Read more

  • Licenses for Europe's website

    The European Commission has initiated a "structured dialogue" between main stakeholders of creative content industries and Internet economy around the issues of copyright, internet and consumers' access. Chairs' conclusions and presentations are available on-line. Read more

  • German and French publishers against Google

    In Germany and in France debate rages over the commonly called "Lex Google". On Friday 30 November, the Bundestag sent the bill for reading to the Legal Committee. Will the publishers or will Google get their way? Read more

  • Google enters settlement negotiations with EC over anti-trust violations

    Following Google's recognition that its 95% market dominance on both PC and mobile based services may have harmed numerous companies across the Internet and acceptance of the Commission's "framework", ICOMP announces that a robust dialogue for resolving the many concerns raised will continue. Read more

  • Competition, Creativity, and Copyright: Signs of Hope on Two Sides of the Atlantic

    In courtrooms and government offices across the world, a drama is unfolding on the future of the Internet. At issue is whether the rules that protect consumers and creators in the off-line world–especially against monopoly abuse and theft–apply with equal force online. Read more

  • How Image Tracking Technology May Be Used in OW Legislation

    Getty Images and PicScout share with CEPIC their Policy Position Statement in relation to the Hargreaves Report and the Response of the UK Government to that Report. Read more

  • EU Consultation on Creative Content On-Line

    CEPIC submitted a response to the European Commission on 5 January 2010. Read more

  • Europeana: Next Steps

    On 15 November 2009, CEPIC submitted a response to the Europeana questionnaire, at least to some of the questions most relevant to our industry. Read more

  • EC Consultation Creative Content Online

    Submission from CEPIC e.e.i.g. Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock Heritage Read more