Whether an ancillary copyright for press publishers should exist, is a question that concerns everybody (for further information click here and here). Here at IGEL, People get a chance to speak out. Use it! We look forward to everyone joining the debate and stating his/her opinion. More
The Initiative Against An Ancillary Copyright For Press Publishers ("Initiative gegen ein Leistungsschutzrecht" = IGEL) is a private initiative established by the German copyright lawyer Dr. Till Kreutzer and Philipp Otto in 2010. Up until now, it unites about 130 supporters, these being Internet companies, journalistic blogs, publishers, associations of journalists, law firms, media aggregators, NGOs and foundations. IGEL opposes the ancillary copyright for press publishers because it obstructs innovation and the freedom of information and communication. Instead it fosters market concentration in the press and the online economy. IGEL informs the public about the political processes concerning the ancillary copyright for press publishers and intervenes on a political level as an NGO.More
Snippets not only may but will be illegalMonday, January 16, 2017 - 06:19
Last week, the European People's Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament held an event labelled "Hearing on Copyright". One of the speakers was Giuseppe Abbamonte, the Commission's director of media policy at the DG...
British top scholars against European ancillary copyright for press publishersSaturday, December 17, 2016 - 10:38
A group of 37 professors and scholars of Intellectual Property, Information Law and Digital Economy have sent a joint letter to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) presenting their view on the ancillary copyright for press publishers as...
Berlin state government against ancillary copyright for press publishersTuesday, December 13, 2016 - 12:03
The three regional party associations of SPD, Die Linken and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, who will build the new government of the state of Berlin, have signed the coalition agreement for the next legislative period (2016-2021). Among many other...
CEIPI's opinion on a European ancillary copyright for press publishersTuesday, December 13, 2016 - 08:42
On November 28, the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg has published its opinion on the European Commission's copyright reform proposal which was introduced on September 14, 2016. The...
Our statement on the Commission's proposal regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishersMonday, December 5, 2016 - 17:23
On the 20th September 2016 the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection called on all stakeholders involved to provide their opinion on the EU Commission's proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM-...
How to solve the only specific problem of press publishers with copyright without an ancillary copyrightWednesday, November 23, 2016 - 16:10
The only argument of the press publishers in their quest for an own ancillary right that seems reasonable to a certain degree is their call for facilitated enforcement. They bemoan that it is difficult to enforce rights against mass online piracy...
Conservative and innovative press are deeply dividedTuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:10
The ancillary copyright for press publishers is more and more often covered by German media recently. However, the choice of words differs tremendously: While conservative media worship the Holy Günther as their patron saint, the innovators...