IGEL - RSS-Feed https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/feed de EU-Institutionen einigen sich auf finalen Text von Artikel 11 https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-02-14/eu-institutionen-einigen-sich-auf-finalen-text-von-artikel-11 <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Gestern Nacht wurden die Trilog-Verhandlungen zur geplanten EU-Urheberrechtsreform abgeschlossen. Herausgekommen ist dabei unter anderem ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger, das große Ähnlichkeit zur deutschen Regelung hat, aber noch größeren Schaden anrichten wird. Noch kann dies verhindert werden!</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-14/eu-institutionen-einigen-sich-auf-finalen-text-von-artikel-11" title="Den Rest von EU-Institutionen einigen sich auf finalen Text von Artikel 11 lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Europäische Kommission Europäischer Rat Europäisches Parlament Europa Reform Richtlinie Urheberrecht Creative Commons Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:31:16 +0000 Tom Hirche 2440 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Yet another independent study bashes Article 11 https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-02-12/yet-another-independent-study-bashes-article-11 <p><body> <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.</p> <p> This <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/778021/021119_THE_CAIRNCROSS_REVIEW_A_sustainable_future_for_journalism.pdf">independent review</a> was conducted by Dame <a href="https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/profile/governance/frances-cairncross.htm">Frances Cairncross</a> who was supported by an <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/chair-appointed-to-lead-review-of-press-sustainability-in-the-uk">advisory panel</a>. When it comes to Article 11 of the currently discussed draft directive on copyright, she concludes:</p> <blockquote><p> There are grounds for worrying that the implementation of Article 11 in the EU may backfire and restrict access to news. (p. 69)</p> </blockquote> <p> A bit further, she states:</p> <blockquote><p> The experiences in Germany and Spain suggest that, overall, the snippets of publishers' content included on platforms' websites encourage more readers to go to publishers' websites, rather than discourage them (because, for instance, the information they read on the platform is all they need). Put more succinctly, a platform's aggregation service is complementary to a news publisher’s direct provision, rather than a substitute. (p. 70)</p> </blockquote> <p> Finally, she rejects the option of demanding payment for the news that appears in the online platforms' news feeds. One of the reasons for this recommendation is that:</p> <blockquote><p> [...] Google News in particular - might refuse to show any publisher's content. Even if the platforms were merely to scale back their aggregation, this could cause significant harm to people who want to see news, and (as in Spain) to smaller publications. The general public seems to appreciate news aggregation services, and might resent their removal. (p. 92)</p> </blockquote> <p></p></body></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright directive Europe Reform study Creative Commons Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:58:00 +0000 Tom Hirche 2441 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Increasing number of rightholders reject EU copyright reform https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-02-08/increasing-number-of-rightholders-reject-eu-copyright-reform <p><body> <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.</p> <p> <strong>Rejection from large parts of the media industry</strong></p> <p> Yesterday alone two open letters from the creative industry (<a href="https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/article-13-disaster-for-music-biz-joy-for-youtube-as-labels-call-for-eu-copyright-bill-to-be-cancelled">here</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.vau.net/system/files/documents/copyright_directive_film_av_producers_broadcasters_distributors_publishers_views_7_feb_2019.pdf">here</a>) have reached the EU negotiators from the Commission, Council and Parliament. The signatories include heavyweights such as the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) and Film Distributors Associations (FIAD). In their letters, they completely reject the current draft directive's suitability for achieving the objectives it is supposed to pursue. Therefore, the unequivocal demand is that there should be no directive rather than a bad one.</p> <p> Additionally, it also became public yesterday that Bertelsmann, one of the world's largest media companies, is now rejecting the planned directive as well. <a href="http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzpolitik/upload-filter-selbst-bertelsmann-lehnt-die-urheberrechtsreform-jetzt-ab-a-1252080.html">Spiegel-Online reports</a> that behind the scenes attempts are being made to persuade MEPs to reject the reform.</p> <p> <strong>Journalists demand equal treatment</strong></p> <p> In addition, the journalists seem to have finally noticed that they were only being tied up in front of the carts in order to strengthen the interests of others. In a <a href="https://www.ifj.org/media-centre/news/detail/category/authors-rights/article/copyright-directive-ifjefj-reject-the-romanian-compromise.html">press release published today</a>, both the European and the International Federation of Journalists (EFJ/IFJ) vehemently oppose the current draft directive and, in particular, Article 11, which is intended to contain an ancillary copyright for press publishers.</p> <p> Anyone who previously thought that journalists and press publishers would fight side-by-side for this new right has now been taught better. Both parties have pursued completely different interests from the very beginning. However, the gap between them has never been as wide as it is now.</p> <p> <strong>Only press publishers left</strong></p> <p> As a result, a large number of those who were supposed to benefit from the Copyright Directive now reject it altogether and demand it to be buried. Only the major press publishing houses have not yet denied their support. They still seem to cling to the misconception that a new law would solve their financial problems. Looking a little closer, however, the first hit has already been taken, since Gruner + Jahr, one of the largest publishing houses in Europe, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.<br/><br />  </br/></p> <p></p></body></p> Bertelsmann FIAD FIAPF IFPI copyright directive Europe Presidency Reform Creative Commons Fri, 08 Feb 2019 17:02:40 +0000 Tom Hirche 2439 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Immer mehr Rechteinhaber lehnen EU-Urheberrechtsreform ab https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-02-08/immer-mehr-rechteinhaber-lehnen-eu-urheberrechtsreform-ab <p> Die rumänische Ratspräsidentschaft versucht weiterhin, sich mit den Mitgliedstaaten auf einen Kompromiss für die geplante Richtlinie zur Reform des Urheberrechts zu einigen. Währenddessen versagen immer mehr einflussreiche Rechteinhaber ihre Unterstützung und üben damit zusätzlichen Druck auf die Politik aus. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-02-08/immer-mehr-rechteinhaber-lehnen-eu-urheberrechtsreform-ab" title="Den Rest von Immer mehr Rechteinhaber lehnen EU-Urheberrechtsreform ab lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> FIAD FIAPF IFPI Europa Reform Richtlinie Urheberrecht Creative Commons Fri, 08 Feb 2019 16:05:28 +0000 Tom Hirche 2437 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Broad coalition of 89 organisations calls for deletion of Article 11 and 13 https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-01-30/broad-coalition-of-89-organisations-calls-for-deletion-of-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-of-89-organisations-calls-for-deletion-of-article-11-and-13" title="Den Rest von Broad coalition of 89 organisations calls for deletion of Article 11 and 13 lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Communio EDRi Open Media Wikimedia copyright directive Europe open letter Reform Creative Commons Wed, 30 Jan 2019 13:49:21 +0000 Tom Hirche 2438 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Dispute between EU states brings negotiations to a halt https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-01-22/dispute-between-eu-states-brings-negotiations-to-a-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-to-a-halt" title="Den Rest von Dispute between EU states brings negotiations to a halt lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Council copyright directive Europe European Union Reform Creative Commons Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:15:28 +0000 Tom Hirche 2436 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Streit zwischen EU-Staaten bremst Verhandlungen aus https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-01-22/streit-zwischen-eu-staaten-bremst-verhandlungen-aus <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Vertreter der Mitgliedstaaten im Europäischen Rat haben es bisher nicht geschafft, sich auf einen Kompromiss zu einigen. Die Trilog-Verhandlungen ziehen sich damit auf unbestimmte Zeit weiter in die Länge. Das gibt Grund zur Hoffnung.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-01-22/streit-zwischen-eu-staaten-bremst-verhandlungen-aus" title="Den Rest von Streit zwischen EU-Staaten bremst Verhandlungen aus lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Europäischer Rat Europa Europäische Union Reform Richtlinie Urheberrecht Creative Commons Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:58:44 +0000 Tom Hirche 2434 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Article 11: Negotiations did not bring any improvement so far https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/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="Den Rest von Article 11: Negotiations did not bring any improvement so far lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright discussion Europe European Union hyperlink quotations Reform Snippet Creative Commons Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:41:40 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2435 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Artikel 11: Verhandlungen führen zu keiner Verbesserung https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2019-01-18/artikel-11-verhandlungen-f-hren-zu-keiner-verbesserung <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Eigentlich wollten die Europäische Kommission, das Europäische Parlament und der Europäische Rat den Text der geplanten Urheberrechtsrichtlinie noch 2018 finalisieren. Dieses Ziel wurde jedoch deutlich verfehlt, sodass die Verhandlungen vergangene Woche wieder aufgenommen wurden.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2019-01-18/artikel-11-verhandlungen-f-hren-zu-keiner-verbesserung" title="Den Rest von Artikel 11: Verhandlungen führen zu keiner Verbesserung lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Europäische Kommission Europäischer Rat Europäisches Parlament Ausnahme Diskussion Europa Europäische Union Hyperlinks Reform Schranke Snippet Urheberrecht Zitatrecht Creative Commons Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:58:20 +0000 Till Kreutzer 2432 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Advocate General considers German ancillary copyright law invalid https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/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="Den Rest von Advocate General considers German ancillary copyright law invalid lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Court of Justice Gerard Hogan Germany Google legislator notification VG Media Creative Commons Thu, 20 Dec 2018 16:39:48 +0000 Tom Hirche 2433 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info No political consensus in 2018 https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-12-17/no-political-consensus-in-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-in-2018" title="Den Rest von No political consensus in 2018 lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament copyright directive draft Europe negotiation Reform trilogue Creative Commons Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:06:14 +0000 Tom Hirche 2431 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Generalanwalt erachtet deutsches Leistungsschutzrecht für unwirksam https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-12-17/generalanwalt-erachtet-deutsches-leistungsschutzrecht-f-r-unwirksam <p> Die langjährigen Diskussion und zahlreichen Gerichtsverfahren, die um das deutsche Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger geführt werden, dürften in Kürze ein jähes Ende finden. Der Generalanwalt beim Europäischen Gerichtshof hat in seiner Stellungnahme die entsprechenden Vorschriften für unanwendbar erklärt. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-12-17/generalanwalt-erachtet-deutsches-leistungsschutzrecht-f-r-unwirksam" title="Den Rest von Generalanwalt erachtet deutsches Leistungsschutzrecht für unwirksam lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> EuGH Gerard Hogan Deutschland Gesetzgebung Google Landgericht Notifizierung VG Media Creative Commons Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:11:39 +0000 Tom Hirche 2429 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info "Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative." https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-11-23/other-nations-should-be-wary-of-following-the-eu-s-lead-on-this-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-of-following-the-eu-s-lead-on-this-particular-initiative" title="Den Rest von &quot;Other nations should be wary of following the EU’s lead on this particular initiative.&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Pamela Samuelson copyright directive Europe European Parliament Germany Reform Spain Creative Commons Fri, 23 Nov 2018 14:37:52 +0000 Tom Hirche 2430 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-10-31/room-for-interpretations-could-lead-to-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/2018-10-31/room-for-interpretations-could-lead-to-spanish-conditions" title="Den Rest von Room for interpretations could lead to Spanish conditions lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> European Commission European Council European Parliament interpretation licence proposal Creative Commons Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:08:26 +0000 Tom Hirche 2428 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Leistungsschutzrecht und postfaktische Politik https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-10-21/leistungsschutzrecht-und-postfaktische-politik <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">In der aktuellen Ausgabe des &quot;<a href="https://archiv.wirtschaftsdienst.eu/jahr/2018/10/leistungsschutzrecht-postfaktische-politik/">Wirtschaftsdienst</a>&quot; resümiert Dr. Till Kreutzer, wie sich die EU-Politik in Sachen Leistungsschutzrecht vor den postfaktischen Lobbyzug der Presseverlage hat spannen lassen: mit Gefühlen und Lügen für ein neues Recht, das nach eigener Aussage Qualitätsjournalismus sichern und damit Fake News bekämpfen soll.</span></p> Dr. Till Kreutzer Europäisches Parlament Lobbyarbeit Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Sun, 21 Oct 2018 18:31:15 +0000 Tom Hirche 2426 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info The internet has lost https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-12/the-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/the-internet-has-lost" title="Den Rest von The internet has lost lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss European Parliament copyright Europe European Union plenary Reform vote Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:09:19 +0000 Tom Hirche 2427 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Das Internet hat verloren https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-12/das-internet-hat-verloren <p> Heute hat das Europäische Parlament seine zweite Abstimmung über das Urheberrecht im digitalen Binnenmarkt abgehalten. Dabei ist das denkbar schlechteste Ergebnis herausgekommen. Änderungsanträge, Artikel 11 insgesamt zu streichen oder in eine Vermutungsregel umzuwandeln, wurden mit großer Mehrheit abgelehnt. Stattdessen wurde der jüngste Vorschlag von MdEP Axel Voss (EVP, Deutschland) für ein Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseverleger angenommen. Gleiches gilt für seinen Vorschlag zur Einführung von Upload-Filtern in der EU. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-12/das-internet-hat-verloren" title="Den Rest von Das Internet hat verloren lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Europäisches Parlament Abstimmung Europa Plenum Reform Urheberrecht Creative Commons Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:01:02 +0000 Tom Hirche 2425 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-10/voss-still-ignores-criticism-and-does-not-move-an-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-an-inch" title="Den Rest von Voss still ignores criticism and does not move an inch lesen.">Weiter</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 17:13:45 +0000 Tom Hirche 2424 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Voss ignoriert weiterhin Kritik und ist zu keinem Kompromiss bereit https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-09-06/voss-ignoriert-weiterhin-kritik-und-ist-zu-keinem-kompromiss-bereit <p> <span style="font-size: 12.0012px; letter-spacing: 0.01em;">Kaum ist die Sommerpause vorbei, steht auf EU-Ebene schon die erste wichtige Abstimmung an. Die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments müssen sich auf eine gemeinsame Position zur geplanten Urheberrechtsreform einigen. Eine zentrale Rolle spielt dabei MdEP Axel Voss (EVP, Deutschland), zuständiger Berichterstatter im Rechtsausschuss, der trotz aller Kritik nicht bereit ist, von seinem Vorschlag abzurücken.</span> <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-09-06/voss-ignoriert-weiterhin-kritik-und-ist-zu-keinem-kompromiss-bereit" title="Den Rest von Voss ignoriert weiterhin Kritik und ist zu keinem Kompromiss bereit lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> Axel Voss Jean-Marie Cavada Therese Comodini Cachia Europa Europäische Union Europäisches Parlament JURI Reform Urheberrecht Vermutungsregel Creative Commons Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:52:11 +0000 Tom Hirche 2422 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a "Question of Life and Death" https://leistungsschutzrecht.info/news/2018-08-31/introduction-of-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publishers-now-a-question-of-life-and-death <p> Before the summer break&nbsp;in Brussels and Strasburg&nbsp;had officially ended, members of the European Parliament got hit by the latest lobbying campaign by press agencies and publishers. With blatant lies and twisted truths they once again called on MEPs to support the widely discussed ancillary copyright for press publishers. Supporting arguments based on actual facts are absent just like they have been in the past. <span class="read-more"><a href="/news/2018-08-31/introduction-of-ancillary-copyright-for-press-publishers-now-a-question-of-life-and-death" title="Den Rest von Introduction of Ancillary Copyright for Press Publishers now a &quot;Question of Life and Death&quot; lesen.">Weiter</a></span></p> AFP Sammy Ketz EU Europe European Parliament Facebook Google journalism Reform Snippet vote Creative Commons Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:33:29 +0000 Tom Hirche 2423 at https://leistungsschutzrecht.info