IGEL - RSS-Feed http://ancillarycopyright.eu/feed en Rogue members try to hijack LIBE Committee http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-06-14/rogue-members-try-hijack-libe-committee <p> Almost a month ago, in mid May 2017, the <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&amp;reference=PE-604.830&amp;format=PDF&amp;language=EN&amp;secondRef=01">draft opinion of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)</a> on the EU-Commission's proposal for a <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2016/EN/1-2016-593-EN-F1-1.PDF">new copyright directive</a> has officially been published. As things just turned out, some hardliners suddenly want to amend it so that it will be strongly in favour of an ancillary copyright for press publishers. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-06-14/rogue-members-try-hijack-libe-committee" title="Read the rest of Rogue members try to hijack LIBE Committee." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss Gérard Deprez Jean-Marie Cavada LIBE Louis Michel Michał Boni Committee opinion copyright draft opinion European Parliament Reform Creative Commons Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:29:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 234 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu IMCO supports link tax – several MEPs did not attend the vote http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-06-08/imco-supports-link-tax-several-meps-did-not-attend-vote <p> This morning, the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market directive (<a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/ficheprocedure.do?reference=2016/0280(COD)&amp;l=en">2016/0280(COD)</a>) as the first of five committees. The outcome is of great significance to the other votes that are yet to come. Unfortunately, the ancillary copyright for press publishers is still very much alive. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-06-08/imco-supports-link-tax-several-meps-did-not-attend-vote" title="Read the rest of IMCO supports link tax – several MEPs did not attend the vote." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Parliament IMCO directive draft opinion proposal vote Creative Commons Thu, 08 Jun 2017 17:06:15 +0000 Tom Hirche 233 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu New paper discusses publisher's right – "unnecessary and dangerous" http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-06-01/new-paper-discusses-publishers-right-unnecessary-and-dangerous <p> With the support of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (<a href="https://www.ccianet.org/">CCIA</a>), the&nbsp;European Policy Centre (<a href="http://www.epc.eu/">EPC</a>) has published a new <a href="http://www.epc.eu/documents/uploads/pub_7712_rewardingqualityjournalismordistortingthedsm.pdf">discussion paper</a> titled &quot;Rewarding quality journalism or distorting the Digital Single Market? The case for and against neighbouring rights for press publishers&quot;. It is divided into an economy analysis (part I) and a legal analysis (part II). <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-06-01/new-paper-discusses-publishers-right-unnecessary-and-dangerous" title="Read the rest of New paper discusses publisher&#039;s right – &quot;unnecessary and dangerous&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CCIA copyright paper Reform Creative Commons Thu, 01 Jun 2017 13:25:12 +0000 Tom Hirche 232 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu The "Alternative Compromise" could hardly be worse http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-05-31/alternative-compromise-could-hardly-be-worse <p> In her just published&nbsp;<a href="https://juliareda.eu/2017/05/alternative-compromise/">blog post</a>, MEP Julia Reda (Greens/EFA) draws attention to the alarming developments within the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (<a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/imco/home.html">IMCO</a>) Committee. Instead of joining the committee's internal negotiations, Belgian MEP Pascal Arimont (EPP) is currently gathering support for his own &quot;<a href="https://juliareda.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/arimont-alternative-compromises.pdf">Alternative Compromise Amendment on Publisher’s Right</a>&quot; which is the worst we have seen so far in this debate. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-05-31/alternative-compromise-could-hardly-be-worse" title="Read the rest of The &quot;Alternative Compromise&quot; could hardly be worse." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Parliament IMCO Pascal Arimont copyright Europe Reform Creative Commons Wed, 31 May 2017 16:20:22 +0000 Tom Hirche 231 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu Welcome Copybuzz! http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-05-10/welcome-copybuzz <p> If you feel confused and/or want to know what is going on with copyright these and the coming days, there is a new website just for you: <a href="http://copybuzz.com/">CopyBuzz</a>!&nbsp;It was launched at this year's <a href="https://re-publica.com/en/17/session/copybuzz-how-copyright-breaking-internet">re:publica</a> and is supported by the <a href="http://copyright4creativity.eu/">Copyright for Creativity</a> (C4C), the&nbsp;coalition that seeks an informed debate on how copyright can more effectively promote innovation, access, and creativity. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-05-10/welcome-copybuzz" title="Read the rest of Welcome Copybuzz!." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> C4C copyright launch website Creative Commons Wed, 10 May 2017 06:03:10 +0000 Tom Hirche 229 at http://ancillarycopyright.eu 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