IGEL - RSS-Feed https://ancillarycopyright.eu/feed en ECJ rules German ancillary copyright for press publishers to be ineffective! https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-09-12/ecj-rules-german-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers-be-ineffective <p> In Germany, the ancillary copyright for press publishers came into force on 1 August 2013. Today, after just over six years, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has declared it inapplicable with retroactive effect. The reason is an error in the legislative process that was widely known. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-09-12/ecj-rules-german-ancillary-copyright-press-publishers-be-ineffective" title="Read the rest of ECJ rules German ancillary copyright for press publishers to be ineffective!." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> EuGH Google LG Berlin VG Media Germany law legislation notification Creative Commons Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:26:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 293 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu How Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive threatens Let's Play and Walkthrough Culture https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-08-29/how-article-17-eu-copyright-directive-threatens-lets-play-and-walkthrough-culture <p> Article 17 of the new EU Copyright Directive tightens the liability of platform providers such as Youtube. Creative content from legal grey areas might disappear from the net. This especially applies to gaming videos such as Let's Plays or Walkthroughs. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-08-29/how-article-17-eu-copyright-directive-threatens-lets-play-and-walkthrough-culture" title="Read the rest of How Article 17 of the EU Copyright Directive threatens Let&#039;s Play and Walkthrough Culture." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Article 17 copyright directive EU Europe Games licence permission Reform upload filter user content YouTube Creative Commons Thu, 29 Aug 2019 13:28:32 +0000 Till Kreutzer 292 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu European Copyright Roundtable to Ensure Uniform Implementation of Directives https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-06-26/european-copyright-roundtable-ensure-uniform-implementation-directives <p> The new EU Copyright Directive entered into force on 6 June 2019. From that date on, Member States will have exactly two years to transpose all requirements into their national law. A roundtable will help to curb legislative solo attempts. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-06-26/european-copyright-roundtable-ensure-uniform-implementation-directives" title="Read the rest of European Copyright Roundtable to Ensure Uniform Implementation of Directives." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Martin Husovec Martin Kretschmer copyright discussion Europe implementation Reform roundtable Creative Commons Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:23:57 +0000 Tom Hirche 290 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu US Publishers' Study: Google Allegedly Generates Billions in Revenue with News https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-06-20/us-publishers-study-google-allegedly-generates-billions-revenue-news <p> According to a study by the US publishers' association News Media Alliance, in 2018 alone Google generated revenues of 4.7 billion US-dollars from news content without paying for it. According to the publishers, this has to change in the future. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-06-20/us-publishers-study-google-allegedly-generates-billions-revenue-news" title="Read the rest of US Publishers&#039; Study: Google Allegedly Generates Billions in Revenue with News." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Google News Media Alliance draft legislator licence publisher USA Creative Commons Thu, 20 Jun 2019 21:42:16 +0000 Tom Hirche 289 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Council lets copyright reform pass – The die is cast https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-04-16/council-lets-copyright-reform-pass-die-cast <p> The controversial EU directive on copyright reform has been adopted. On April 15, 2019, the majority of EU member states voted in favour of the directive. Germany additionally submitted a protocol declaration. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-04-16/council-lets-copyright-reform-pass-die-cast" title="Read the rest of Council lets copyright reform pass – The die is cast." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> CDU/CSU German government SPD copyright directive Europe Germany Reform transform upload filter Creative Commons Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:10:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 288 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Fateful Day: EU Parliament Approves Copyright Reform – No Amendments Made https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-03-26/fateful-day-eu-parliament-approves-copyright-reform-no-amendments-made <p> Today, the Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the copyright reform – including the obligation for upload filters and an ancillary copyright for press publishers. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-03-26/fateful-day-eu-parliament-approves-copyright-reform-no-amendments-made" title="Read the rest of Fateful Day: EU Parliament Approves Copyright Reform – No Amendments Made." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament Julia Reda copyright directive Europe European Parliament plenary Reform vote Creative Commons Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:06:49 +0000 Tom Hirche 287 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Reda: "You'll wish the mails had all come from bots." https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-03-06/reda-youll-wish-mails-had-all-come-bots <p> The way is clear for the final vote of the European Parliament on the copyright reform. On 27 February, a majority of its Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted in favour of the negotiated compromise. However, EU citizens' criticism of the plan is growing louder and louder - just before the European elections. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-03-06/reda-youll-wish-mails-had-all-come-bots" title="Read the rest of Reda: &quot;You&#039;ll wish the mails had all come from bots.&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament Günther Oettinger Julia Reda JURI Katharina Barley copyright demonstration directive European Union Reform upload filter Creative Commons Wed, 06 Mar 2019 16:11:35 +0000 Tom Hirche 286 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Council of Ministers approves compromise on copyright reform https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-02-24/council-ministers-approves-compromise-copyright-reform <p> On Wednesday, government representatives of the EU member states approved the compromise on the Copyright Directive in the Council of Ministers. The reform has thus taken another hurdle. But the big showdown is still to come. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-24/council-ministers-approves-compromise-copyright-reform" title="Read the rest of Council of Ministers approves compromise on copyright reform." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Council of Ministers coalition agreement copyright directive Europe European Parliament Katarina Barley Reform Creative Commons Sun, 24 Feb 2019 18:43:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 285 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu EU institutions agree on final text of Article 11 https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-02-14/eu-institutions-agree-final-text-article-11 <p> Last night, the trilogue negotiations on the proposed EU copyright reform were concluded. One result of these negotiations is an ancillary copyright for press publishers which is very similar to the German regulation but will cause even greater damage. This can still be prevented! <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-14/eu-institutions-agree-final-text-article-11" title="Read the rest of EU institutions agree on final text of Article 11." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright directive Europe Reform Creative Commons Thu, 14 Feb 2019 14:08:09 +0000 Tom Hirche 284 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Yet another independent study bashes Article 11 https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-02-12/yet-another-independent-study-bashes-article-11 <p> Today, the final report of the so-called Cairncross review was published. It thoroughly looks at how to sustain the production and distribution of high-quality journalism in the UK. In doing so, some interesting points regarding an ancillary copyright for press publishers are raised. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-12/yet-another-independent-study-bashes-article-11" title="Read the rest of Yet another independent study bashes Article 11." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright directive Europe Reform study Creative Commons Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:58:00 +0000 Tom Hirche 283 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Increasing number of rightholders reject EU copyright reform https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-02-08/increasing-number-rightholders-reject-eu-copyright-reform <p> The Romanian Council Presidency still tries to reach a compromise with the Member States on the planned directive on copyright reform. Meanwhile, more and more influential rightholders are now denying their support, putting additional pressure on politicians. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-08/increasing-number-rightholders-reject-eu-copyright-reform" title="Read the rest of Increasing number of rightholders reject EU copyright reform." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Bertelsmann FIAD FIAPF IFPI copyright directive Europe Presidency Reform Creative Commons Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:02:40 +0000 Tom Hirche 282 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Broad coalition of 89 organisations calls for deletion of Article 11 and 13 https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-01-30/broad-coalition-89-organisations-calls-deletion-article-11-and-13 <p> The trilogue negotiations on the upcoming copyright Directive are still stuck. EDRi has taken this opportunity to send out an open letter to the negotiators that not only we but also numerous international and Europe-based organisations have co-signed. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-01-30/broad-coalition-89-organisations-calls-deletion-article-11-and-13" title="Read the rest of Broad coalition of 89 organisations calls for deletion of Article 11 and 13." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Communio EDRi Open Media Wikimedia copyright directive Europe open letter Reform Creative Commons Wed, 30 Jan 2019 12:49:21 +0000 Tom Hirche 281 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Dispute between EU states brings negotiations to a halt https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-01-22/dispute-between-eu-states-brings-negotiations-halt <p> Representatives of the Member States in the European Council have not yet managed to reach a compromise. The trilogue negotiations are therefore continuing to drag on indefinitely. That gives cause for hope. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-01-22/dispute-between-eu-states-brings-negotiations-halt" title="Read the rest of Dispute between EU states brings negotiations to a halt." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Council copyright directive Europe European Union Reform Creative Commons Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:15:28 +0000 Tom Hirche 280 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Article 11: Negotiations did not bring any improvement so far https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2019-01-18/article-11-negotiations-did-not-bring-any-improvement-so-far <p> Originally, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council wanted to finalise the text of the planned Copyright Directive by the end of 2018. However, this goal was clearly missed so that negotiations were resumed last week. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-01-18/article-11-negotiations-did-not-bring-any-improvement-so-far" title="Read the rest of Article 11: Negotiations did not bring any improvement so far." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright discussion Europe European Union hyperlink quotations Reform snippet Creative Commons Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:41:40 +0000 Till Kreutzer 279 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Advocate General considers German ancillary copyright law invalid https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-12-20/advocate-general-considers-german-ancillary-copyright-law-invalid <p> The many years of discussion and numerous court proceedings concerning the German ancillary copyright law for press publishers are likely to come to an abrupt end shortly. In his opinion, the Advocate General at the European Court of Justice declared the relevant provisions inapplicable. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-12-20/advocate-general-considers-german-ancillary-copyright-law-invalid" title="Read the rest of Advocate General considers German ancillary copyright law invalid." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Court of Justice Gerard Hogan Germany Google legislator notification VG Media Creative Commons Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:39:48 +0000 Tom Hirche 278 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu No political consensus in 2018 https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-12-17/no-political-consensus-2018 <p> The last trilogue negotiations for this year between representatives of European Parliament, European Commission and European Council took place last week. Again, an overall agreement could not be reached. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-12-17/no-political-consensus-2018" title="Read the rest of No political consensus in 2018." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright directive draft Europe negotiation Reform trilogue Creative Commons Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:06:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 277 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu "Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative." https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-11-23/other-nations-should-be-wary-following-eu-s-lead-particular-initiative <p> The European Commission, Council and Parliament are still negotiating the exact wording of an ancillary copyright for press publishers that will most likely be part of the upcoming EU Directive on copyright. If you have not yet heard about this new right or only a little and if you want to learn more about it, then Pamela Samuelson, who&nbsp;is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law at Berkeley Law School, has just written <a href="http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2018/11/19/legally-speaking-questioning-a-new-intellectual-property-right-for-press-publishers/">the perfect article for you</a>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-11-23/other-nations-should-be-wary-following-eu-s-lead-particular-initiative" title="Read the rest of &quot;Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative.&quot;." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Pamela Samuelson copyright directive Europe European Parliament Germany Reform Spain Creative Commons Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:37:52 +0000 Tom Hirche 276 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-10-30/room-interpretations-could-lead-spanish-conditions <p> Representatives of the European Commission, the Council and the Parliament are currently negotiating a compromise solution for the new Copyright Directive. Unfortunately, it can be assumed to be certain that this Directive will contain an ancillary copyright for press publishers. However, the exact wording is not final yet. The devil is in the detail as the Parliament's proposal shows. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-10-30/room-interpretations-could-lead-spanish-conditions" title="Read the rest of Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament interpretation licence proposal Creative Commons Tue, 30 Oct 2018 22:08:26 +0000 Tom Hirche 275 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu The internet has lost https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-09-12/internet-has-lost <p> Today, the European Parliament held its second vote on copyright in the digital single market and it took the worst possible outcome. Amendments to delete article 11 altogether or to alter it into a rule of legal presumption were rejected by a large majority. Instead, MEP Axel Voss's latest proposal for an ancillary copyright for press publishers was adopted. The same goes for his proposal that aims to introduce upload filters in the EU. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-12/internet-has-lost" title="Read the rest of The internet has lost." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament copyright Europe European Union plenary Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:09:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 274 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch https://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-inch <p> Although summer break has just ended, the next important vote at EU level is already coming up. Members of the European Parliament must agree on a common position on the proposed copyright reform. A key role here is played by MEP Axel Voss (EPP, Germany), rapporteur on the JURI Committee, who despite all criticism is unwilling to back away from his proposal. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-inch" title="Read the rest of Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch." rel="nofollow">Read more</a></span></p> Axel Voss Jean-Marie Cavada Therese Comodini Cachia copyright Europe European Parliament JURI Legal presumption Reform vote Creative Commons Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:13:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 273 at https://ancillarycopyright.eu