Will EU’s Article 13 Help Photographers?

Posted on 6/25/2018 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (2)

Last week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to the EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Among the amendments approved was Article 13.


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  • Sylvie Fodor Posted Jun 26, 2018
    The present law proposal is about a "fair and sustainable internet" by leveraging the negotiating power of rightsholders towards internet platforms using their works for free. Do you want Google to make all the rules for you or do you want to sit at a table with Google? With all its flaws, this law would help the creative industries sit at a table with internet platforms.

  • Carola Streul Posted Jun 30, 2018
    I agree: the EUDirective strengthens photographers and authors in general. But individual direct licensing up-front is no solution for non commercial mass use on sharing and social media. Micro payments are all you may expect. All initiatives to set up the global databases are brave, but costly venture. Never complete but a valuable piece in the jig saw puzzle of Image rights. Why hand hosting and control over to those who deny all authors‘ rights? Before any micro payment roles into the photographers pocket, the 20% false positive will be held against you until all cleared, one by one. Think collective management governed by photographers, non commercial use on sharing and social media would be permitted upfront against a lump sum from the platform, database intelligence remains under authors and picture agency control and is used for distribution of moneys. Commercial use is a different matter. Users of platforms are not liable. Commercial use is another matter. All that is possible with the Directive as it stands. I agree with Sylvie!
    Carola Streul
    EVA Brussels


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