IGEL - RSS-Feed http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/feed de "Urheberrecht geht alle an" – IGEL im Radio http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-22/urheberrecht-geht-alle-an-igel-im-radio <p> Im Rahmen der Sendereihe &quot;Radio Dispositiv&quot; hat sich Herbert Gnauer mit I<span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.120012px;">GEL-Gründer Dr. Till Kreutzer </span><span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">ausführlich über das Urheberrecht in der digitalen Welt und die Reformpläne der Europäischen Kommission unterhalten. Die Folge </span><span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">kann man sich <a href="https://cba.fro.at/336771">hier</a> kostenlos anhören und bei Bedarf auch herunterladen.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-03-22/urheberrecht-geht-alle-an-igel-im-radio" title="Den Rest von &quot;Urheberrecht geht alle an&quot; – IGEL im Radio lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Herbert Gnauer Till Kreutzer Europäische Kommission Europäische Union Interview Radio Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:41:33 +0000 Tom Hirche 2353 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Stop the censorship machine! http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-13/stop-the-censorship-machine <p><body> <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.</p> <p> If the upload filtering system detects material that it assumes to be infringing on other's copyrights, it will block the upload. But it is not able to understand exceptions to copyright like parody or quotation. For this reason, an automated upload filtering technology will do great harm to free speech and thus to democracy. Copyright owners will be given an immense power that can easily be abused to censor certain content. Once again the Commission has only listened to the rightholders and has ignored other voices completely. It is high time to stop the introduction of this censorship machine!</p> <p></p></body></p> EDRi copyright EU EU Commission open letter proposal Provider upload filter Creative Commons Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:38:01 +0000 Tom Hirche 2352 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Legal Affairs committee also demands to abolish ancillary copyright http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-08/legal-affairs-committee-also-demands-to-abolish-ancillary-copyright <p><body>file://localhost/private/var/folders/lm/5lzzjc8w8xj99q0059bpygwh0000gp/T/TemporaryItems/msoclip/0clip_image002.png</body></p> European Parliament JURI Therese Comodini Cachia dsm directive enforcement Creative Commons Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:02:37 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2351 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info 400 pages of new insights http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-02-24/400-pages-of-new-insights <p><body> <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 <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 "things you need to know".</p> <p> One for example is that the "press publishing industry had won over the Commission" months before the Commission's impact assessment was leaked in August 2016 thus making the plan of introducing a new neighboring right public. The Commission's summary of a meeting on 8th April 2016 says that the "proposal could also include the granting to publishers (notably in the press sector) of a new neighboring right at EU level."</p> <p> Although much of the exchange between European Commission officials and lobbyists had been greyed out before it was handed to Reda's office, it is still worth the read as it provides an interesting insight into what happens behind the scenes.</p> <p></p></body></p> Chris Spillane Julia Reda POLITICO copyright Europe European Commission Reform Creative Commons Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:48:39 +0000 Tom Hirche 2350 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info European Parliament committee demands to abolish ancillary copyright http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-02-24/european-parliament-committee-demands-to-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. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-24/european-parliament-committee-demands-to-abolish-ancillary-copyright" title="Den Rest von European Parliament committee demands to abolish ancillary copyright lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Catherine Stihler IMCO Committee opinion draft opinion Creative Commons Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:09:00 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2348 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Leading European copyright scholars fundamentally criticise the ancillary copyright http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-02-23/leading-european-copyright-scholars-fundamentally-criticise-the-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. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-23/leading-european-copyright-scholars-fundamentally-criticise-the-ancillary-copyright" title="Den Rest von Leading European copyright scholars fundamentally criticise the ancillary copyright lesen.">Weiter</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 16:32:14 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2347 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info French MEP pushes for an ancillary copyright on snippets http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-02-09/french-mep-pushes-for-an-ancillary-copyright-on-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-for-an-ancillary-copyright-on-snippets" title="Den Rest von French MEP pushes for an ancillary copyright on snippets lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> CULT committee European Parliament Marc Joulaud link tax report Snippet Creative Commons Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:59:40 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2346 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info New tariff will kill Spanish aggregators http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/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="Den Rest von New tariff will kill Spanish aggregators lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> CEDRO Menéame Snippet Spain tariff Creative Commons Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:37:20 +0000 Tom Hirche 2345 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info German District Court considers ancillary copyright null and void http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/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="Den Rest von German District Court considers ancillary copyright null and void lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> District Court of Berlin Google VG Media directive 98/48/EC Enforceability notification duty remuneration Creative Commons Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:50:52 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2344 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Landgericht Berlin hält das LSR für unwirksam http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-02-07/landgericht-berlin-h-lt-das-lsr-f-r-unwirksam <p align="left"> Die heutige mündliche Verhandlung vor dem Landgericht in Sachen VG Media gegen Google begann mit einem Paukenschlag: Nach dem vorsitzenden Richter Scholz neigt die Kammer zu der Annahme, dass die Bundesregierung das deutsche LSR bei der EU hätte notifizieren müssen. Träfe das zu, wäre das LSR unwirksam und alle Verfahren würden ins Leere laufen. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-02-07/landgericht-berlin-h-lt-das-lsr-f-r-unwirksam" title="Den Rest von Landgericht Berlin hält das LSR für unwirksam lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Google Landgericht Berlin VG Media Notifizierungspflicht Vergütungspflicht Creative Commons Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:28:36 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2342 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info "Grossly disproportionate" – New study on publisher's right http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-01-17/grossly-disproportionate-new-study-on-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-on-publishers-right" title="Den Rest von &quot;Grossly disproportionate&quot; – New study on publisher&#039;s right lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Mireille can Eechoud OpenForum Europe copyright Europe freedom of expression open data proposal Reform study Creative Commons Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:14:56 +0000 Tom Hirche 2343 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Snippets not only may but will be illegal http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-01-16/snippets-not-only-may-but-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-but-will-be-illegal" title="Den Rest von Snippets not only may but will be illegal lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> EPP European Commission copyright Europe proposal Reform Snippet Creative Commons Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:19:56 +0000 Tom Hirche 2341 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Ansip übernimmt Oettingers Aufgaben http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-12-23/ansip-bernimmt-oettingers-aufgaben <p> Ende Oktober 2016 wurde bekannt, dass EU-Kommissar Günther Oettinger neuer EU-Haushaltskommissar werden soll. Offen blieb die Frage, wer dann das Ressort für digitale Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft führen wird. Darauf gibt es jetzt eine Antwort. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-12-23/ansip-bernimmt-oettingers-aufgaben" title="Den Rest von Ansip übernimmt Oettingers Aufgaben lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Andrus Ansip Günther Oettinger EU-Kommission Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Fri, 23 Dec 2016 03:03:47 +0000 Tom Hirche 2338 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info British top scholars against European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-12-17/british-top-scholars-against-european-ancillary-copyright-for-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-for-press-publishers" title="Den Rest von British top scholars against European ancillary copyright for press publishers lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> UK IPO Commission copyright Europe proposal Reform Creative Commons Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:38:23 +0000 Tom Hirche 2340 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Berlin state government against ancillary copyright for press publishers http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-12-13/berlin-state-government-against-ancillary-copyright-for-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-for-press-publishers" title="Den Rest von Berlin state government against ancillary copyright for press publishers lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Die Linke SPD Berlin coalition agreement copyright Europe Reform Creative Commons Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:03:35 +0000 Tom Hirche 2337 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info CEIPI's opinion on a European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-12-13/ceipis-opinion-on-a-european-ancillary-copyright-for-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-on-a-european-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publishers" title="Den Rest von CEIPI&#039;s opinion on a European ancillary copyright for press publishers lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> CEIPI EU Commission copyright directive Europe opinion proposal Reform Creative Commons Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:42:11 +0000 Tom Hirche 2336 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Our statement on the Commission's proposal regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishers http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-12-06/our-statement-on-the-commissions-proposal-regarding-a-european-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publish <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/2016-12-06/our-statement-on-the-commissions-proposal-regarding-a-european-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publish" title="Den Rest von Our statement on the Commission&#039;s proposal regarding a European ancillary copyright for press publishers lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> EU Commission IGEL Till Kreutzer copyright draft Europe proposal statement Creative Commons Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:36:32 +0000 Tom Hirche 2334 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Bundesverfassungsgericht nimmt Klage gegen Leistungsschutzrecht nicht an http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-11-24/bundesverfassungsgericht-nimmt-klage-gegen-leistungsschutzrecht-nicht-an <p> Seit dem 1. August 2013 gilt das Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger in Deutschland. Exakt ein Jahr darauf hatte <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Yahoo Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen das Gesetz beim Bundesverfassungsgericht in Karlsruhe <a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/stimmen-zum-lsr/pressemitteilung/verfassungsbeschwerde-gegen-leistungsschutzrecht">eingelegt</a>. Gestern hat das Gericht einen Beschluss vom 10. Oktober veröffentlicht, wonach die Beschwerde <a href="http://www.bundesverfassungsgericht.de/SharedDocs/Entscheidungen/DE/2016/10/rk20161010_1bvr213614.html;jsessionid=BB8295810723B5100036046D41F35A04.2_cid370">nicht zur Entscheidung angenommen</a> wird. Trotzdem hat der Beschluss auch sein Gutes.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-11-24/bundesverfassungsgericht-nimmt-klage-gegen-leistungsschutzrecht-nicht-an" title="Den Rest von Bundesverfassungsgericht nimmt Klage gegen Leistungsschutzrecht nicht an lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Bundesverfassungsgericht Yahoo Verfassungsbeschwerde Creative Commons Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:44:28 +0000 Tom Hirche 2330 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info How to solve the only specific problem of press publishers with copyright without an ancillary copyright http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-11-23/how-to-solve-the-only-specific-problem-of-press-publishers-with-copyright-without-an-ancillary-copyr <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-to-solve-the-only-specific-problem-of-press-publishers-with-copyright-without-an-ancillary-copyr" title="Den Rest von How to solve the only specific problem of press publishers with copyright without an ancillary copyright lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> ENPA EPC European Commission enforcement Enforcement Directive Legal presumption Creative Commons Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:10:48 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2333 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Berliner Landesregierung gegen Leistungsschutzrecht http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-11-18/berliner-landesregierung-gegen-leistungsschutzrecht <p> Unter dem Titel &quot;Berlin gemeinsam gestalten. Solidarisch. Nachhaltig. Weltoffen.&quot; haben die Berliner Landesverbände von SPD, Die Linken und&nbsp;Bündnis 90/Die Grünen für die Legislaturperiode 2016-2012 eine <a href="http://www.rbb-online.de/politik/wahl/berlin/agh/koalitionsvertrag-berlin-spd-gruene-linke.html">Koalititonsvereinbarung </a>getroffen. Darin findet auch das Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger eine Erwähnung. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2016-11-18/berliner-landesregierung-gegen-leistungsschutzrecht" title="Den Rest von Berliner Landesregierung gegen Leistungsschutzrecht lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Die Linke SPD Berlin Europa Koalitionsvereinbarung Reform Creative Commons Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:46:26 +0000 Tom Hirche 2327 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info