IGEL - RSS-Feed http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/feed de EuGH wird über deutsches Leistungsschutzrecht entscheiden http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-05-10/eugh-wird-ber-deutsches-leistungsschutzrecht-entscheiden <p> Die rechtliche Auseinandersetzung zwischen Google und der VG Media wird um ein neues Kapitel ergänzt, bevor das aktuelle abgeschlossen wird. Zunächst wird der Europäische Gerichtshof (EuGH) entscheiden müssen, ob das deutsche Leistungsschutzrecht überhaupt anwendbar ist. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-05-10/eugh-wird-ber-deutsches-leistungsschutzrecht-entscheiden" title="Den Rest von EuGH wird über deutsches Leistungsschutzrecht entscheiden lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Google Landgericht Berlin VG Wort Gesetz Notifizierung Snippets Creative Commons Wed, 10 May 2017 03:09:23 +0000 Tom Hirche 2360 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Streitgespräch auf der re:publica http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-05-09/streitgespr-ch-auf-der-re-publica <p> Am heutigen Dienstag diskutieren auf der Bühne 5 der re:publica Dr. Till Kreutzer und Prof. Dr. Thomas Höppner über das Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger. Ohne Moderation wird es dabei zu einem offenen Schlagabtausch der Argumente kommen – wobei für uns jetzt schon feststeht, wer überzeugender sein wird. Dennoch sind wir gespannt, was Professor Höppner, einer der (sehr wenigen) Befürworter eines solchen Leistungsschutzrechtes, vortragen wird. Schaut es euch am besten live an!</p> Dr. Till Kreutzer Prof. Dr. Thomas Höppner Diskussion Veranstaltung Creative Commons Tue, 09 May 2017 13:49:46 +0000 Tom Hirche 2359 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Breiter Widerstand im Europäischen Parlament gegen Presse-Leistungsschutzrecht http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-04-18/breiter-widerstand-im-europ-ischen-parlament-gegen-presse-leistungsschutzrecht <p> Die Reform des europäischen Urheberrechts ist in vollem Gang und erreicht allmählich seine heiße Phase. Was das noch vom ehemaligen Digitalkommissar Günther Oettinger (CDU) vorgeschlagene Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger angeht, zeigt sich ein breiter Widerstand über Fraktionsgrenzen hinweg. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-04-18/breiter-widerstand-im-europ-ischen-parlament-gegen-presse-leistungsschutzrecht" title="Den Rest von Breiter Widerstand im Europäischen Parlament gegen Presse-Leistungsschutzrecht lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Europäisches Parlament Europa Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:43:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2357 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Evaluation nur eine Farce http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-04-07/evaluation-nur-eine-farce <p> Vor über drei Jahren hat sich die aktuelle Bundesregierung in ihren <a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2013-11-28/leistungsschutzrecht-im-koalitionsvertrag-erw-hnt">Koalitionsvertrag geschrieben</a>, das Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger zu evaluieren. Vergangenen Oktober kam <a href="http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2016-10-28/und-sie-evaluiert-doch">durch eine Kleine Anfrage</a> der Bundestagsfraktion Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN ans Licht, dass der Evaluierungsprozess endlich eingeleitet wurde. Mit einer <a href="http://tabea-roessner.de/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/KlAnf-Gr%C3%BCne-LSR-18_11551-RS-und-Antwort.pdf">weiteren Kleinen Anfrage</a> hat man sich nun nach dem aktuellen Stand erkundet – und wird beim Lesen der Antwort nur enttäuscht. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2017-04-07/evaluation-nur-eine-farce" title="Den Rest von Evaluation nur eine Farce lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Bundesregierung Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Europa Evaluation Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:59:40 +0000 Tom Hirche 2356 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Opposition against link tax gets big ally from Spain http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-24/opposition-against-link-tax-gets-big-ally-from-spain <p><body> <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 "rebels".</p> <p> El País, the largest and internationally most renowned Spanish newspaper, <a href="http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/03/24/inenglish/1490355715_551697.html?">has published an op-ed</a> commenting on the Commission's proposal for a new copyright directive. While certain aspects "deserve to be evaluated", the text voices some very serious criticism when it comes to the ancillary copyright for press publishers a.k.a. the link tax:</p> <blockquote><p> But anybody who thinks that those rights can be turned into a fortress from which to impose obligatory and inalienable fees is mistaken. This is a model that has been shown to fail in Germany, in 2013, and in Spain in 2014. </p> </blockquote> <p> We highly welcome this clear statement and hope for more publishers to follow this example. Our representatives in the European Parliament need to understand that this right is pushed by only a handful of publishers who ignore all warnings and predictions from experts across Europe.</p> <p> As Spain is one of the two countries that already passed legislation directly attacking the right to link, El País has witnessed the consequences first hand and thus gained its very own experiences especially after Google News Spain was shut down as a result. "Past experience and present reality" lead them to the conclusion "that a way forward based on cooperation between the media and technology companies is required, rather than through confrontation."</p> <p> El País belongs to the Spanish media conglomerate PRISA whose CEO Juan Luis Cebrián <a href="http://www.digitaleurope.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&amp;EntryId=2354&amp;language=en-US&amp;PortalId=0&amp;TabId=353">had criticized the Spanish law</a> in the past, saying that "there is a formidable consensus that no-one likes the law” and “as long as I am president of PRISA, no part of the media group will collect the [ancillary copyright] fee".</p> <p></p></body></p> El País European Commission newspaper proposal Reform Creative Commons Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:44:52 +0000 Tom Hirche 2362 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info "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 Official version of Comodini report published http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-20/official-version-of-comodini-report-published <p><body> <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. The deadline for tabling amendments is March 30th.</p> <p> Fortunately, Comodini still wants to delete the proposed new ancillary copyright for press publishers completely (see amendment 52 and the following). Instead:</p> <blockquote><p> Member States shall provide publishers of press publications with a presumption of representation of authors of literary works contained in those publications and the legal capacity to sue in their own name when defending the rights of such authors for the digital use of their press publications.</p> </blockquote> <p> This simple solution – which we have<a href="http://ancillarycopyright.eu/news/2016-11-23/how-solve-only-specific-problem-press-publishers-copyright-without-ancillary-copyright"> promoted ourselves</a> – will effectively tackle the publishers' enforcement problems while it prevents the collateral damages that inevitably come along with the introduction of an ancillary copyright. The wording of the report's justification has been shortened and slightly changed to a lean statement (emphasis added):</p> <blockquote><p> It is important that the challenges press publishers face in enforcing the derivative rights upon which they depend to protect the investment made in their publication are addressed in a manner that strengthens the position of press publishers, <strong>but does not disrupt other industries</strong>. Press publishers are thus given the right to bring proceedings in their own name before tribunals against infringers of the rights held by the authors of the works contained in their press publication and to be presumed to have representation over the works contributed to the press publication.</p> </blockquote> <p> Günther Oettinger's ancillary copyright seems to die a slow but steady death thanks to representatives that not only care about the industries' but also the civil society's interests.</p> <p></p></body></p> Therese Comodini Cachia dsm directive European Parliament JURI Legal presumption report Creative Commons Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:06:41 +0000 Tom Hirche 2355 at http://leistungsschutzrecht.info Stop the censorship machine! http://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2017-03-13/stop-the-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-the-censorship-machine" title="Den Rest von Stop the censorship machine! lesen.">Weiter</a></span></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> 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-of-new-insights" title="Den Rest von 400 pages of new insights lesen.">Weiter</a></span></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