ICOMP Statement on European Parliament’s Resolution
“Given Google’s dominance in search and search advertising, and its persistent discrimination against rivals in downstream markets (such as video, maps, comparison shopping, travel, local etc), it is unsurprising that critics are concerned by what economists describe as ‘vertical leveraging’. Read more
What to think of the Orphan Works Database?
On 27 October, the European Observatory of IPR and Piracy announced the launch of the EU Orphan Works Database, based in Alicante. Read more
Bing Widget Up-Date
The BING Widget issue has found a provisonary "Happy End". Microsoft has removed the Widget and disabled the supporting code.Getty's prelimary injunction has been denied but only on the face of Microsoft good will. Read more
Internet : A Cultural Dumpster?
The BBC reported that millions of historic images have been uploaded onto Flickr and are distributed for free. This sheds a new wave of anxiety amongst Fine art & Archiv libraries. CEPIC took the time to take a deeper look behind this evolution to find out what it truly holds. Read more
About August 22nd Microsoft/Bing released the beta version of an image widget which lets websites embed panels of images from the Bing search engine. Several commercial websites have implemented the widget, infringing on the copyright of the photographers. Read more
Disability and Mobility
What is a disability? Can anyone really offer a comprehensive list of every issue that is likely to manifest as a disability? There are attempts to do this in government, but that list hardly reflects the entire human condition. Read more
Reports Suggest Commission Demands More: ICOMP Response
The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets are this evening reporting that the European Commission may require Google to provide further concessions in the on-going antitrust investigation. Read more
CEPIC Congress 2014 in Berlin
The CEPIC Congress was held this year in Berlin, a city of many contrasts. Read more
Will the new legislature 2014 - 2018 bring an EU copyright reform?
New legislature: 2014 -2018 an EU copyright reform New European Parliament And why CEPIC should be active. Read more
The new pioneers
The image industry once had a pioneer status. That era has gone by now. Read more