CEPIC Endorses Conclusions Of SABIP Report In The UK
SABIP, the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy, provides strategic and independent advice to the UK Government on intellectual property policy.
On 23 February 2010, SABIP hosted a breakfast panel debate at the British Library on the Google Book Settlement. The event brought together representatives from Google, authors, publishers, the European Commission and stakeholders from the UK creative community. CEPIC member's BAPLA (Simon Cliffe and Linda Royles), as a representative of the UK picture library community, as well as CEPIC (Christina Vaughan) and ICOMP (David Wood) took part in the meeting.
In July, SABIP published "Google Books - A policy panel event". The Reports summarizes the findings of the event.
As the Report notes, doing nothing in response to the proposed Settlement is not an option. It also states :
Rather than law-making through litigation, a proportion of the audience felt that legislation was needed to address these issues. Copyright legislation is left to national Governments and these must ensure that broader issues are taken into account when legislating, including:
- The impact on visual works;
- The impact of legislative solutions, such as extended collective licensing, on moral rights;
- Where and how value is derived from content in the digital world."
In support of the conclusions of the Report, Christina Vaughan, President of CEPIC, co-signed a letter addressed by ICOMP to the Intellectual Property Office in the UK.
Link to ICOMP's Statement:
Link to the SABIP report:
SABIP was created following a recommendation of the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property. It was disolved in July 2008 and the Intellectual Property Office will soon take its responsibilities.
ASMP & CEPIC bring together photographers & distributors
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage (CEPIC) will bring photographers and distributors from across the globe together at the CEPIC Congress 2013 in Barcelona next month. Read more
CEPIC on PhotoArchiveNews
PhotoArchiveNews is now a media partner of CEPIC Congress 2013 Read more
CEPIC announces impressive Speaker list for its International Conference in Barcelona, June 11.-14.
The annual CEPIC Congress is the largest global gathering of the international photo community and extends CEPIC’s network on all five continents. Read more
CEPIC goes 20!
CEPIC was established in May 1993. Read more
Five Tables Released
We have the following important information for you. Read more
Topfoto: Joanna Smith 1938 – 2013
Joanna Smith passes away Read more
Conferences at CEPIC
All conferences are included in the general Congress fee. There is the possibility to register just for the Photocentric Day on Tuesday 11 June or for the IPTC conference on Thursday 13 June! Read more
Jed Root is now a member of CEPIC
Please welcome Jed Root from Paris! Read more
Please welcome Universal Images Group as a new CEPIC affiliate
Universal Images Group are based in London (UK) Read more
Global Report Part III
The Heidelberger Global Stock Image Market Research Group (GSIM) published their third and last report of their global study on the stock image market 2012. Read more