IGEL - RSS-Feed http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/feed de Bulgarische Ratspräsidentschaft ignoriert Erfahrungen aus deutschem Leistungsschutzrecht http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-02-11/bulgarische-ratspr-sidentschaft-ignoriert-erfahrungen-aus-deutschem-leistungsschutzrecht <p> Seit dem 1. Januar hat Bulgarien die Präsidentschaft im Europäischen Rat inne. Dort versucht man aktuell, sich auf eine gemeinsame Position zum Vorschlag der EU-Kommission für eine neue Urheberrechtsrichtlinie zu verständigen. Der Kompromiss, den Bulgarien nun in puncto Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger vorgeschlagen hat, ist an Ignoranz kaum zu überbieten. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-02-11/bulgarische-ratspr-sidentschaft-ignoriert-erfahrungen-aus-deutschem-leistungsschutzrecht" title="Den Rest von Bulgarische Ratspräsidentschaft ignoriert Erfahrungen aus deutschem Leistungsschutzrecht lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Europäischer Rat Ausnahme Bulgarien Google News Snippets Creative Commons Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:11:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2394 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Neue Bundesregierung vermeidet klares Bekenntnis zu EU-Leistungsschutzrecht http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-02-08/neue-bundesregierung-vermeidet-klares-bekenntnis-zu-eu-leistungsschutzrecht <p> Lange hat es gedauert, endlich gibt es einen Koalitionsvertrag. Von einem &quot;Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger&quot; wird darin allerdings nicht gesprochen. Stattdessen gibt es dazu nur vage Aussagen. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-02-08/neue-bundesregierung-vermeidet-klares-bekenntnis-zu-eu-leistungsschutzrecht" title="Den Rest von Neue Bundesregierung vermeidet klares Bekenntnis zu EU-Leistungsschutzrecht lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> CDU/CSU SPD Europa Koalitionsvertrag Reform Regierung Richtlinie Creative Commons Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:55:30 +0000 Tom Hirche 2393 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Investoren warnen in offenem Brief an EU-Parlament vor Einführung eines Verlegerrechts http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-01-15/investoren-warnen-in-offenem-brief-an-eu-parlament-vor-einf-hrung-eines-verlegerrechts <p> Vergangene Woche haben sich 20 Vertreter deutscher Wagniskapitalinvestoren und Business Angels mit einem offenen Brief an die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments gerichtet. Darin üben sie scharfe Kritik an den Urheberrechtsplänen der EU-Kommission, speziell am Vorschlag für ein europäisches Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-01-15/investoren-warnen-in-offenem-brief-an-eu-parlament-vor-einf-hrung-eines-verlegerrechts" title="Den Rest von Investoren warnen in offenem Brief an EU-Parlament vor Einführung eines Verlegerrechts lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Investition Rechtsunsicherheit Start-ups Creative Commons Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:56:39 +0000 Tom Hirche 2391 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info "Wenn das Leistungsschutzrecht kommt, wäre das Internet tot." http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-01-14/wenn-das-leistungsschutzrecht-kommt-w-re-das-internet-tot <p> Die Nachrichtensendung &quot;Arte Journal&quot; hat sich vergangenen Freitag in einem prägnanten Beitrag mit den EU-Plänen für ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger auseinandergesetzt. Dafür wurde u.a. Dr. Till Kreutzer von IGEL interviewt. Der Beitrag ist jetzt online verfügbar. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-01-14/wenn-das-leistungsschutzrecht-kommt-w-re-das-internet-tot" title="Den Rest von &quot;Wenn das Leistungsschutzrecht kommt, wäre das Internet tot.&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Dr. Till Kreutzer EU Presseagentur Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:08:29 +0000 Tom Hirche 2390 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Small publishers raise their voices against link tax http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-01-04/small-publishers-raise-their-voices-against-link-tax <p><body> <p> A few weeks ago, several press agencies have joined the large publishing houses in their ongoing lobbying for a new neighbouring right. Carlos Astiz, Chairman of the <a href="http://mediapublishers.eu/about/">European Innovative Media Publishers</a>, was disappointed by this endorsement and stood once again to take a stance for the smaller publishers, content creators and journalists.</p> <p> In a <a href="http://guests.blogactiv.eu/2017/12/22/small-publishers-take-neighbouring-right-out-of-eu-copyright-reform/">guest post on blogactiv.eu</a>, Astiz makes clear that the already proposed new right is not "<em>a legal tool for sharing revenues and distribute costs amongst players in the media industry</em>" as it is displayed. Instead, based on the similar laws in Germany and Spain, the right will restrict linking and sharing of content while it is only the larger players that will be able to make a profit from it: "<strong><em>If those could cope with less online presence, smaller publishers cannot.</em></strong>"</p> <p> From his own experience and from what he was told by coalition members, the online traffic of smaller Spanish publications decreased by 8 to 15 percent after the introduction of the new right. The big media platforms and publishing houses however remained unscathed and kept growing.</p> <blockquote><p> <em>Many small publications haven’t survived this damage where it was attempted and many other will follow if this measure were to be introduced across the EU.</em></p> </blockquote> <p> Astiz expresses his disappointment with the press agencies that abused "<em>their influence, and their money, in favour of greater profits for their largest clients</em>". Due to its horrible consequences, Astiz strictly speaks out against the new right and calls on policy makers to not only refrain from this proposal but also to take the right steps to promote a forward-looking, modern and diverse media landscape in Europe. </p> <blockquote><p> <em>The financial gain for a select few is not worth destroying the free flow of and access to information for all European citizens.</em></p> </blockquote> <p></p></body></p> European Innovative Media Publishers copyright directive Europe Reform Creative Commons Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:41:34 +0000 Tom Hirche 2392 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info EU Commission tried to hide a study that debunks the publisher's right as ineffective http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-01-03/eu-commission-tried-to-hide-a-study-that-debunks-the-publishers-right-as-ineffective <p> What once seemed to be a single incident turned out to be a habit: Once again it has been revealed that the EU Commission tried to hide the results of a self-requested copyright-related study because the results were not suitable. This time the study is all about &quot;Online News Aggregation and Neighbouring Rights for News Publishers&quot;. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-01-03/eu-commission-tried-to-hide-a-study-that-debunks-the-publishers-right-as-ineffective" title="Den Rest von EU Commission tried to hide a study that debunks the publisher&#039;s right as ineffective lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> EU Commission Julia Reda copyright directive Europe Reform study Creative Commons Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:26:05 +0000 Tom Hirche 2389 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Press agencies join the collective moaning and demand new publisher's right http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-12-14/press-agencies-join-the-collective-moaning-and-demand-new-publishers-right <p> Some of Europe's largest press agencies urge the EU institutions to introduce the proposed ancillary copyright for publishers plus they also want to belong to the beneficiaries. Among those agencies are the German DPA, the French AFP as well as the Spanish EFE. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-12-14/press-agencies-join-the-collective-moaning-and-demand-new-publishers-right" title="Den Rest von Press agencies join the collective moaning and demand new publisher&#039;s right lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> AFP DPA copyright directive Europe press agencies Reform Creative Commons Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:25:01 +0000 Tom Hirche 2388 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info JURI members try to water down results of their own requested study http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-12-08/juri-members-try-to-water-down-results-of-their-own-requested-study <p> A couple of months ago, the European Parliament’s directorate general for internal policies of the union had commissioned a study on the proposed new right for publishers. After the results were published last October, they were finally presented to members of the Legal Affairs Committee yesterday. What should have been an informing workshop turned out to be yet another opportunity for the right's supporters to shut down arguments with their lies and to cause confusion. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-12-08/juri-members-try-to-water-down-results-of-their-own-requested-study" title="Den Rest von JURI members try to water down results of their own requested study lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> JURI Prof. Bently Prof. Kretschmer copyright directive Europe European Parliament proposal workshop Creative Commons Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:21:48 +0000 Tom Hirche 2387 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info New open letter representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-12-04/new-open-letter-representing-a-broad-spectrum-of-stakeholders <p> Together with over 80 other organizations, we have co-signed an open letter&nbsp;to the Ministers attending the Competitiveness Council and the EU institutions last week to once again warn them of causing severe damage. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-12-04/new-open-letter-representing-a-broad-spectrum-of-stakeholders" title="Den Rest von New open letter representing a broad spectrum of stakeholders lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> C4C EDiMA EDRi Open Media Xnet copyright directive EU Europe open letter Creative Commons Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:37:13 +0000 Tom Hirche 2386 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info LIBE Committee remains silent on link tax http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-11-21/libe-committee-remains-silent-on-link-tax <p> Today, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) has finally voted on its opinion on the Commission's proposal for a new copyright directive. While problematic provisions for mandatory content filtering have been tackled, the Committee did not take any stand when it came to the ancillary copyright for press publishers aka the link tax. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-11-21/libe-committee-remains-silent-on-link-tax" title="Den Rest von LIBE Committee remains silent on link tax lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> LIBE Committe directive Europe European Parliament European Union vote Creative Commons Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:00:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2384 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Vorschlag aus Großbritannien: Facebook und Google als Verlage behandeln http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-10-18/vorschlag-aus-gro-britannien-facebook-und-google-als-verlage-behandeln <p> Vergangene Woche wurden Überlegungen aus Großbritannien zur Regulierung von sozialen Medien bekannt. Man denke darüber nach, Google, Facebook und Co. als Verlage einzustufen, um sie so strengeren Kontrollfpflichten zu unterwerfen. Im Interview mit dem Deutschlandfunk Kultur machte Dr. Till Kreutzer deutlich, dass er dies für den ganz falschen Schritt hält. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-10-18/vorschlag-aus-gro-britannien-facebook-und-google-als-verlage-behandeln" title="Den Rest von Vorschlag aus Großbritannien: Facebook und Google als Verlage behandeln lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Deutschlandfunk Kultur Dr. Till Kreutzer OfCom Facebook Google Regulierung Soziale Netzwerke Creative Commons Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:56:21 +0000 Tom Hirche 2381 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info European Parliament's study suggests abandonment of link tax http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-10-13/european-parliaments-study-suggests-abandonment-of-link-tax <p> Now that is some good news! An independent study reviewing the publisher's right a.k.a. link tax that had been requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) has just been published this week. It confirms once and for all what we and others were saying for quite some time now: the link tax will be harmful and should therefore be abandoned right away. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-10-13/european-parliaments-study-suggests-abandonment-of-link-tax" title="Den Rest von European Parliament&#039;s study suggests abandonment of link tax lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Parliament JURI hyperlink presumption research study Creative Commons Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:41:24 +0000 Tom Hirche 2383 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Oettinger: "Mir liegt das Leistungsschutzrecht sehr am Herzen" http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-09-20/oettinger-mir-liegt-das-leistungsschutzrecht-sehr-am-herzen <p> Anfang dieser Woche fand in Stuttgart der Jahreskongress des Bundesverbands Deutscher Zeitungsverleger (BDZV) statt. Unmittelbar davor hatten die &quot;Stuttgarter Nachrichten&quot; ein Interview mit EU-Kommissar Günther Oettinger veröffentlicht, das bei vielen Verlegern für Freudentränen gesorgt haben wird. Denn der Politiker hat sich mal wieder für ein europäisches Verlegerrecht stark gemacht – undifferenziert und uninformiert wie eh und je. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-09-20/oettinger-mir-liegt-das-leistungsschutzrecht-sehr-am-herzen" title="Den Rest von Oettinger: &quot;Mir liegt das Leistungsschutzrecht sehr am Herzen&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Günther Oettinger Entwurf EU-Kommission Europa Lobby Richtlinie Verleger Creative Commons Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:22:06 +0000 Tom Hirche 2379 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info The neighboring right for press publishers is a thread to Open Content and Open Access http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-09-06/the-neighboring-right-for-press-publishers-is-a-thread-to-open-content-and-open-access <p> Back in July, the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the EU parliament <a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2017-07-21/itre-deceives-itself-attacking-research-and-open-access">suggested a few changes</a> to the Commission's initial proposal for a new publisher's right. One of them is to remove the explicit exception for academic and scientific publications as found in recital 33 of the <a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593&amp;from=DE">draft directive.</a> This combined with the already extensive COM proposal would result in a tremendous threat to Open Content and Open Access publishing. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-09-06/the-neighboring-right-for-press-publishers-is-a-thread-to-open-content-and-open-access" title="Den Rest von The neighboring right for press publishers is a thread to Open Content and Open Access lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Commission ITRE committee creative commons draft directive Open Access Open Content proposal Creative Commons Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:37:04 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2380 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Vortrag: Text- und Data-Mining und Verleger-Leistungsschutzrecht – Wie die EU europäische Innovationen gefährdet http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-09-06/vortrag-text-und-data-mining-und-verleger-leistungsschutzrecht-wie-die-eu-europ-ische-innovationen-g <p> Datenanalysen haben gewaltiges Potenzial für die Forschung und innovative Wirtschaftszweige. Erst sie ermöglichen es, die Potenziale der Informationsgesellschaft in reales und nutzbares Wissen umzuwandeln. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-09-06/vortrag-text-und-data-mining-und-verleger-leistungsschutzrecht-wie-die-eu-europ-ische-innovationen-g" title="Den Rest von Vortrag: Text- und Data-Mining und Verleger-Leistungsschutzrecht – Wie die EU europäische Innovationen gefährdet lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Dr. Till Kreutzer Ubermetrics Binnenmarkt Europäische Union Richtlinie TDM Text und Data Mining Creative Commons Wed, 06 Sep 2017 09:38:15 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2376 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Estonia's proposal is good and bad at the same time http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-08-31/estonias-proposal-is-good-and-bad-at-the-same-time <p> Summer break is over. Statewatch has <a href="http://www.statewatch.org/news/2017/aug/eu-council-copyright-directive-estonian-compromises-11783-17.pdf">leaked</a>&nbsp;a compromise proposal from the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union to the EU Commission's initial&nbsp;<a href="http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52016PC0593">proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market</a>. When it comes to Article 11 containing the ancillary copyright for press publishers, the Presidency does not come up with only one but with two completely different proposals. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-08-31/estonias-proposal-is-good-and-bad-at-the-same-time" title="Den Rest von Estonia&#039;s proposal is good and bad at the same time lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Estonian Presidency directive presumption proposal Creative Commons Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:01:46 +0000 Tom Hirche 2378 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Publishers will hardly get any money, if anything http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-08-30/publishers-will-hardly-get-any-money-if-anything <p> The publishers pushing for their new right a.k.a. the link tax want to be paid first and foremost by providers of news aggregators and search engines. They demand a fee for the provider's service of linking to their publications and bringing them visitors hence money. Despite the unmatched absurdity of this idea, what numbers are we actually talking about? <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-08-30/publishers-will-hardly-get-any-money-if-anything" title="Den Rest von Publishers will hardly get any money, if anything lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Google Nate Hoffelder Thomas Baekdal calculation income money revenue Creative Commons Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:03:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 2375 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info ITRE deceives itself by attacking research and open access http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-07-21/itre-deceives-itself-by-attacking-research-and-open-access <p> Already three out of five EP Committees have voted on their opinion on the Commission's Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. So far it seems we are heading into a future where a European wide publisher's right will be present. One particular Committee even tries to directly attack open access publishing. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-07-21/itre-deceives-itself-by-attacking-research-and-open-access" title="Den Rest von ITRE deceives itself by attacking research and open access lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> ITRE copyright Europe European Parliament Open Access Creative Commons Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:14:57 +0000 Tom Hirche 2374 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Two more EP Committies gang up against free linking http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-07-12/two-more-ep-committies-gang-up-against-free-linking <p> After the&nbsp;European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) voted on its opinion on the new Copyright Directive a month ago, it were the Committees for Culture and Education (CULT - <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=02">opinion</a>) and for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE - <a href="http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-%2f%2fEP%2f%2fNONSGML%2bCOMPARL%2bPE-592.363%2b03%2bDOC%2bPDF%2bV0%2f%2fEN">opinion</a>) that both had their turns yesterday. The result: the suggestion of an even worse ancillary copyright for press publishers. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-07-12/two-more-ep-committies-gang-up-against-free-linking" title="Den Rest von Two more EP Committies gang up against free linking lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> CULT ITRE committee copyright Europe European Parliament proposal Reform Creative Commons Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:42:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 2373 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Parliament's largest group to fully endorse Commission's proposal for a link tax http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-07-09/parliaments-largest-group-to-fully-endorse-commissions-proposal-for-a-link-tax <p> The European Commission's proposal for an ancillary copyright for press publishers has received a tremendous amount of criticism from many MEPs of all groups of the European Parliament. But now the largest group, the European People's Party (EPP), has adopted a joint position that fully supports the Commission's line while ignoring the European people's voices and all academic advice. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-07-09/parliaments-largest-group-to-fully-endorse-commissions-proposal-for-a-link-tax" title="Den Rest von Parliament&#039;s largest group to fully endorse Commission&#039;s proposal for a link tax lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss EPP European Commission European Parliament proposal Reform statement Creative Commons Sun, 09 Jul 2017 15:47:54 +0000 Tom Hirche 2372 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info