20 Years of CEPIC
In 1993, when Justus Göpel had the idea to found an association for the interests of all European picture agencies he envisioned today's CEPIC. Read more
Licenses for Europe
It is essential that CEPIC attends all of these meetings to be at the forefront of information regarding technological and legal advances. Knowing better their applications within the framework of the European Union means having a stronger position in defending the interests of CEPIC members. Read more
Licences for Europe
There were many passionate and insightful comments made at the second round of "Licenses For Europe" stakeholder meetings held in Brussels on 7th March 2013. Read more
UK Copyright Changes
In the last few weeks, since the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act became law, a lot of misleading information about the Act has circulated on the Internet, some of it suggesting that images will need to be registered in order to enjoy copyright protection. Read more
Frictionless licensing - dream or reality?
The IPTC Spring Conference in Amsterdam Machine Readable Rights and the News Industry: Opportunities, Standards and Challenges showed that all media sectors in are looking at changes and improvements in the way they do business. People from news, publishing, photo and image libraries attended. Read more
A statement from the BAPLA Board on the Digital Economy Bill
Sentiments from all quarters around the Digital Economy Bill are riding high. Regarding Clause 43, the UK’s legislative approach to Orphan Works (OW) and their proposed management, some have turned their attention towards BAPLA and its role in the debate. Read more
SAB Lecture on Image Rights Produced Huge Interest
Within the frame of its monthly industry meeting, the Swiss National Association of Picture Libraries, SAB, organised a lecture on the copyright of images on the first of February 2012. Read more
Registration for CEPIC Congress 2013 Has Started!
We are delighted to confirm that Registration is now open for Congress 2013 which will take place in the wonderful city of Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia, one of the most vibrant regions of Spain, from the 11th – 14th June. Read more
When does freedom of speech trump copyright?
Copyright is a property right and therefore a human right protected under Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights. Is the right to property a more or less important card in the human rights pack than the Article 10 right to freedom of expression? Read more
Online Copyright Infringement: New Study
A new study in the UK confirms that consumers are usually not pirates. We re-publish here a blog originally published on the ICOMP website. What CEPIC has to say on the subject. Read more