IGEL - RSS-Feed http://ancillarycopyright.eu/feed en Opposition against link tax gets big ally from Spain http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-24/opposition-against-link-tax-gets-big-ally-spain <p> Again and again the big (mainly German) publishing houses claim that an ancillary copyright for press publishers will do great good to their industry as a whole. They repeat their mantra despite the fact that several publishers are explicitly rejecting the introducing of such a right since this idea emerged in Germany a few years ago. Now, at a time when the European Parliament <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-20/official-version-comodini-report-published">prepares to stop the Commission's plans</a>, a <a href="http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/03/24/inenglish/1490355715_551697.html?">major Spanish publisher joins</a> those &quot;rebels&quot;. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-03-24/opposition-against-link-tax-gets-big-ally-spain" title="Read the rest of Opposition against link tax gets big ally from Spain." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> El País European Commission newspaper proposal Reform Creative Commons Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:44:52 +0000 Tom Hirche 228 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Official version of Comodini report published http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-20/official-version-comodini-report-published <p> Last Friday, the <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bCOMPARL%2bPE-601.094%2b01%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN">official version</a> of MEP Therese Comodini Cachia's (EPP, Malta) draft of her report on the Commission's proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market (DSM) was published. Comodini is the elected rapporteur of the leading committee for legal affairs (JURI). Although some minor changes have already been made compared to the version that was <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-08/legal-affairs-committee-also-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright">leaked a few days ago</a>, the most important points have all been kept.&nbsp;The deadline for tabling amendments is March 30th. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-03-20/official-version-comodini-report-published" title="Read the rest of Official version of Comodini report published." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Therese Comodini Cachia dsm directive European Parliament JURI Legal presumption report Creative Commons Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:06:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 227 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Stop the censorship machine! http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-13/stop-censorship-machine <p> Besides the introduction of an ancillary copyright for press publishers a.k.a. the link tax, the European Commission also wants internet platforms to apply automated upload filtering technologies to all of their user's content. Together with 27 other civil society organisations, we have signed an <a href="https://stopthecensorshipmachine.net/">open letter</a> addressed to the European Institutions and urge them to delete this proposal. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-03-13/stop-censorship-machine" title="Read the rest of Stop the censorship machine!." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> EDRi copyright EU EU Commission open letter proposal provider upload filter Creative Commons Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:38:01 +0000 Tom Hirche 226 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Legal Affairs committee also demands to abolish ancillary copyright http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-03-08/legal-affairs-committee-also-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright <p> Today, the conservative member of the European Parliament <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/de/124968/THERESE_COMODINI%20CACHIA_home.html">Therese Comodini Cachia</a> (EPP, Malta) published her <a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/download/file/fid/308">proposal</a> for the DSM directive. The elected rapporteur of the leading committee for legal affairs (JURI) asks for numerous amendments to the infamous&nbsp;<a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-09-14/draft-copyright-directive-out-and-slap-face-internet">draft DSM directive</a>&nbsp;presented by commissioner Günther Oettinger last year. Most notably, in line with <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-23/leading-european-copyright-scholars-fundamentally-criticise-ancillary-copyright">Europe’s leading copyright experts</a> and the <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-24/european-parliament-committee-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright">opinion</a> of the rapporteur for the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) and many other commentators, she demands to get rid of the ancillary copyright. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-03-08/legal-affairs-committee-also-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright" title="Read the rest of Legal Affairs committee also demands to abolish ancillary copyright." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Parliament JURI Therese Comodini Cachia dsm directive enforcement Creative Commons Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:02:37 +0000 Till Kreutzer 225 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu 400 pages of new insights http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-24/400-pages-new-insights <p> Months ago, Matthias Schindler from the office of MEP <a href="https://juliareda.eu/de/">Julia Reda</a> (Greens/EFA) has <a href="https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/2015_and_2016_documents_on_the_a">submitted </a>a freedom of information request to the European Commission and just a few days ago he finally received&nbsp;<a href="https://www.asktheeu.org/en/request/2015_and_2016_documents_on_the_a#incoming-12549">400 pages</a> (!) of secrets surrounding the proposed European ancillary copyright for press publishers/the publisher's right. POLITICO's <a href="http://www.politico.eu/pro/8-things-hidden-in-400-pages-of-copyright-secrets/?utm_source=POLITICO.EU&amp;utm_campaign=b1ad1285c1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_20&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_10959edeb5-b1ad1285c1-189777317">Chris Spillane has identified</a> numerous &quot;things you need to know&quot;. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-24/400-pages-new-insights" title="Read the rest of 400 pages of new insights." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Chris Spillane Julia Reda POLITICO copyright Europe European Commission Reform Creative Commons Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:48:39 +0000 Tom Hirche 224 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu European Parliament committee demands to abolish ancillary copyright http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-24/european-parliament-committee-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright <p> Today the <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-599.682&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=01">draft opinion</a> of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (<a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/imco/home.html">IMCO</a>) was published. Here, rapporteur <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/de/4545/CATHERINE_STIHLER_home.html">Catherine Stihler</a> (S&amp;D Group) claims a number of sensible and important amendments to the disappointing Commission’s <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-09-14/draft-copyright-directive-out-and-slap-face-internet">draft DSM directive</a>. Most notably she demands to ditch the ancillary copyright for press publishers (ac) once and for all.</p> <p> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-24/european-parliament-committee-demands-abolish-ancillary-copyright" title="Read the rest of European Parliament committee demands to abolish ancillary copyright." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Catherine Stihler IMCO Committee opinion draft opinion Creative Commons Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:09:00 +0000 Till Kreutzer 223 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Leading European copyright scholars fundamentally criticise the ancillary copyright http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-23/leading-european-copyright-scholars-fundamentally-criticise-ancillary-copyright <p> As of today, a broad coalition of European copyright scholars wrote an <a href="http://www.create.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/OpenLetter_EU_Copyright_Reform_22_02_2017.pdf">open letter</a> to the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. It openly opposes Art. 11 (ancillary copyright) and 13 (mandatory content filtering). The letter’s first signatories consist of a number of the leading academic experts on copyright. They represent some of the most respected research centres in Europe that deal with copyright research from legal, economical and other perspectives.</p> <p> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-23/leading-european-copyright-scholars-fundamentally-criticise-ancillary-copyright" title="Read the rest of Leading European copyright scholars fundamentally criticise the ancillary copyright." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CEIPI CIPIL Create Humboldt-Universität Berlin IViR Max-Planck-Institute Nexa SciencesPo Tilburg University ancillary copyright art. 11 art. 13 content filtering dsm directive open letter Creative Commons Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:32:14 +0000 Till Kreutzer 222 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu French MEP pushes for an ancillary copyright on snippets http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-09/french-mep-pushes-ancillary-copyright-snippets <p> Today, the Committee for Culture and Education (CULT) in the European Parliament issued a <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-595.591&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=01">draft opinion</a> on the DSM directive proposal. Here, the rapporteur, French MEP <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/124728/MARC_JOULAUD_home.html">Marc Joulaud</a> (conservatives, EPP), proposes bluntly the protection (i.e. monopolisation) of even the smallest parts of press publications. He tries to disguise his proposal, however, as a step towards the user’s interests. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-09/french-mep-pushes-ancillary-copyright-snippets" title="Read the rest of French MEP pushes for an ancillary copyright on snippets." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CULT committee European Parliament Marc Joulaud link tax report snippet Creative Commons Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:59:40 +0000 Till Kreutzer 221 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu New tariff will kill Spanish aggregators http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-09/new-tariff-will-kill-spanish-aggregators <p> Within the last couple of months, it has been very quiet about the Spanish link tax which aims to charge content aggregators a fee if they publish snippets of a news article. As a consequence, after this law was passed, Google News Spain, the main target of this measure, was shut down in 2014. But now the Spanish Reproduction Rights Centre (<a href="http://www.cedro.org/english">CEDRO</a>) has initiated a new round of negotiations with several affected online services. The figures they ask for are shocking. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-09/new-tariff-will-kill-spanish-aggregators" title="Read the rest of New tariff will kill Spanish aggregators." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CEDRO Menéame snippet Spain tariff Creative Commons Thu, 09 Feb 2017 06:37:20 +0000 Tom Hirche 220 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu German District Court considers ancillary copyright null and void http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-02-08/german-district-court-considers-ancillary-copyright-null-and-void <p> In an oral hearing at the district court of Berlin on Tuesday, the presiding judge held that the German ancillary copyright (ac) had to be notified by the German Government. If the court clings to this assessment the German ac could be declared ineffective, null and void. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-08/german-district-court-considers-ancillary-copyright-null-and-void" title="Read the rest of German District Court considers ancillary copyright null and void." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> District Court of Berlin Google VG Media directive 98/48/EC Enforceability notification duty remuneration Creative Commons Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:50:52 +0000 Till Kreutzer 219 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu "Grossly disproportionate" – New study on publisher's right http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-01-17/grossly-disproportionate-new-study-publishers-right <p> <a href="http://www.openforumeurope.org/">OpenForum Europe</a> (OFE) has commissioned <a href="http://www.uva.nl/en/news-events/news/uva-news/content/professor-appointments/2013/01/dr-m.m.m.-van-eechoud.html">Dr. Mireille van Eechoud</a>, who is Professor of Information Law at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Law, to conduct a <a href="http://www.openforumeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/OFE-Academic-Paper-Implications-of-publishers-right_FINAL.pdf">study on the ancillary copyright for publishers</a> as proposed by the European Commission. It is very carefully written and pays special attention to the freedom of expression, the special effects on authors and open data/science. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-01-17/grossly-disproportionate-new-study-publishers-right" title="Read the rest of &quot;Grossly disproportionate&quot; – New study on publisher&#039;s right." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Mireille can Eechoud OpenForum Europe copyright Europe freedom of expression open data proposal Reform study Creative Commons Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:14:56 +0000 Tom Hirche 218 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Snippets not only may but will be illegal http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-01-16/snippets-not-only-may-will-be-illegal <p> Last week, the European People's Party (EPP)&nbsp;Group in the European Parliament held an event labelled &quot;<a href="http://www.eppgroup.eu/event/Hearing-on-Copyright">Hearing on Copyright</a>&quot;. One of the speakers was <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/giuseppe-abbamonte">Giuseppe Abbamonte</a>,&nbsp;the Commission's director of media policy at the DG CONNECT, who said that we might all act illegally when we share articles, as <a href="http://www.politico.eu/pro/tweeting-journalism-could-breach-copyright-says-commission-official/">reported by Chris Spillane</a> from POLITICO. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-01-16/snippets-not-only-may-will-be-illegal" title="Read the rest of Snippets not only may but will be illegal." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> EPP European Commission copyright Europe proposal Reform snippet Creative Commons Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:19:56 +0000 Tom Hirche 217 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu British top scholars against European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-12-17/british-top-scholars-against-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers <p> A group of 37 professors and scholars of Intellectual Property, Information Law and Digital Economy <a href="http://www.iposgoode.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/IPOModernisingIPProfResponsePressPublishers.pdf">have sent a joint letter</a> to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) presenting their view on the ancillary copyright for press publishers as proposed by the EU Commission. They advise the UK Government to oppose this proposal for various reasons. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-12-17/british-top-scholars-against-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers" title="Read the rest of British top scholars against European ancillary copyright for press publishers." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> UK IPO Commission copyright Europe proposal Reform Creative Commons Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:38:23 +0000 Tom Hirche 216 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Berlin state government against ancillary copyright for press publishers http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-12-13/berlin-state-government-against-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers <p> The three regional party associations of&nbsp;SPD, Die Linken and Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, who will build the new government of the state of Berlin, have signed the <a href="http://www.rbb-online.de/politik/wahl/berlin/agh/koalitionsvertrag-berlin-spd-gruene-linke.html">coalition agreement</a> for the next legislative period (2016-2021). Among many other things, the ancillary copyright for press publishers gets a mention. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-12-13/berlin-state-government-against-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers" title="Read the rest of Berlin state government against ancillary copyright for press publishers." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Die Linke SPD Berlin coalition agreement copyright Europe Reform Creative Commons Tue, 13 Dec 2016 11:03:35 +0000 Tom Hirche 215 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu CEIPI's opinion on a European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-12-13/ceipis-opinion-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers <p> On November 28, the <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/en/">Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies</a> (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg has <a href="http://www.ceipi.edu/fileadmin/upload/DUN/CEIPI/Documents/CEIPI_Opinion_on_the_introduction_of_neighbouring_rights_for_press_publishers_in_EU_final.pdf">published its opinion</a> on the <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593">European Commission's copyright reform proposal</a> which was introduced on September 14, 2016. The opinion was written by Professor Christophe Geiger, Oleksandr Bulayenko and Giancarlo Frosio who solely focused on the proposed introduction of neighbouring rights for press publishers in EU law. In their view, the negative effects of the proposal prevail. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-12-13/ceipis-opinion-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers" title="Read the rest of CEIPI&#039;s opinion on a European ancillary copyright for press publishers." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CEIPI EU Commission copyright directive Europe opinion proposal Reform Creative Commons Tue, 13 Dec 2016 07:42:11 +0000 Tom Hirche 214 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Our statement on the Commission's proposal regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-12-05/our-statement-commissions-proposal-regarding-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers <p> 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-directive). A few weeks later we submitted&nbsp;<a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-10-25/igel-nimmt-stellung-zum-lsr-entwurf-der-eu-kommission">our statement</a>&nbsp;which also functions as a condensed overview on all critical aspects regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishers. Unfortunately, at that time it had only been available in German. But now you can either download an English version (<a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/sites/default/files/assets/dokumente/aktuelles/opinionigel-dsmdirectiveproposal-final.pdf">PDF</a>) or read the full text here: <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-12-05/our-statement-commissions-proposal-regarding-european-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers" title="Read the rest of Our statement on the Commission&#039;s proposal regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishers." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> EU Commission IGEL copyright draft Europe proposal statement Creative Commons Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:23:35 +0000 Tom Hirche 213 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu How to solve the only specific problem of press publishers with copyright without an ancillary copyright http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-11-23/how-solve-only-specific-problem-press-publishers-copyright-without-ancillary-copyright <p> 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. If this is a factual problem it can be solved easily without even touching the matter of an ancillary copyright. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-11-23/how-solve-only-specific-problem-press-publishers-copyright-without-ancillary-copyright" title="Read the rest of How to solve the only specific problem of press publishers with copyright without an ancillary copyright ." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> ENPA EPC European Commission enforcement Enforcement Directive Legal presumption Creative Commons Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:10:48 +0000 Till Kreutzer 212 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Conservative and innovative press are deeply divided http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-10-25/conservative-and-innovative-press-are-deeply-divided <p> 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 identify the major risks deriving from his proposal and discuss them. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-10-25/conservative-and-innovative-press-are-deeply-divided" title="Read the rest of Conservative and innovative press are deeply divided." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Faz.net Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Günther Oettinger Handelsblatt Zeit Online copyright coverage Europe journalism press Reform Creative Commons Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:10:15 +0000 Tom Hirche 211 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Canadian publishers demand link tax http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-10-14/canadian-publishers-demand-link-tax <p> Canada is infected. It took some time but now it is there. The very persistent thought that already overran Germany and Spain and is currently trying to subdue the European Union. Its name: Ancillary copyright for press publishers – or just the link tax. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-10-14/canadian-publishers-demand-link-tax" title="Read the rest of Canadian publishers demand link tax." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Prof. Michael Geist Canada copyright Reform Creative Commons Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:30:11 +0000 Tom Hirche 210 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Debate in the Press Club Brussels: A tale about the lies of the publisher associations and the ignorance of the EU commission http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-10-11/debate-press-club-brussels-tale-about-lies-publisher-associations-and-ignorance-eu-commission <p> Yesterday, I was invited to speak at a <a href="http://www.pressclub.be/event/ejc-debate-new-eu-commission-proposal-on-copyright-and-telecom-regulation/">public debate</a> in the Press Club in Brussels. Main topic was the Commission’s proposal on the ancillary copyright. What I heard was a bunch of lies and a good measure of ignorance. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-10-11/debate-press-club-brussels-tale-about-lies-publisher-associations-and-ignorance-eu-commission" title="Read the rest of Debate in the Press Club Brussels: A tale about the lies of the publisher associations and the ignorance of the EU commission." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission Günther Oettinger Julia Reda Till Kreutzer Brussels copyright debate European Union proposal Reform snippet Creative Commons Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:16:54 +0000 Till Kreutzer 209 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu