Schlagwort-Archive: Stellungsnahme

Reaktion der CEPIC auf den Getty/Google-Deal

Vor paar Tagen hat­te ich hier im Blog eini­ge Reaktionen von betrof­fe­nen Bildagenturen und Branchenvertretern auf den umstrit­te­nen Deal zwi­schen Getty Images und Google zusam­men­ge­tra­gen, beim dem Getty Google gegen einen Spottpreis erlaubt, vie­le Bilder zu ver­schen­ken.

Mit etwas Verspätung habe ich jetzt die Stellungnahme des euro­päi­schen Branchenverbandes CEPIC (Coördination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage) erhal­ten.


Dieser schreibt u.a.:

[…] We are con­cer­ned about the impli­ca­ti­on of this deal as well as the con­ti­nuous deva­lua­ti­on of pho­to­gra­phy in an envi­ron­ment whe­re con­tent is ple­nti­ful and expec­ted to remain free to the con­su­mer end users. It is our view that the deal could be per­cei­ved as deva­lua­ting copy­right as it gives the impres­si­on to end users that all pic­tures on the Internet cost “not­hing”. Professional pho­to­gra­phy cont­ri­bu­tors know all too well that this is not the case. […]“

Einen gro­ßen Teil der Stellungnahme neh­men auch die feh­len­den Urheberrechtsinformationen bei den betrof­fe­nen Bildern ein:

[…] From a CEPIC per­spec­tive, we are moni­to­ring the lar­ger per­spec­tive and its impact on the digi­tal eco­no­my. At legis­la­ti­on level, we con­ti­nue to advo­ca­te for the respect of copy­right in all envi­ron­ments. As a coun­cil mem­ber of i‐Comp, the initia­ti­ve for a com­pe­ti­ti­ve online mar­ket­pla­ce, we are lob­by­ing to set up a bet­ter online envi­ron­ment whe­re the rules should be respect­ful to all con­tent crea­tors and are not dic­ta­ted by one domi­nant par­ty only. In par­ti­cu­lar, it is essen­ti­al that meta­da­ta can­not remo­ved from the file it pro­vi­des infor­ma­ti­on on. The name of the right hol­der should be saved in the IPTC fiel­ds and kept with the image. The “Image may be sub­ject to copy­right” state­ment is sim­ply not suf­fi­ci­ent and all Internet sta­ke­hol­ders should pro­vi­de effi­ci­ent tools to sup­port non infrin­ging usa­ges or poin­ting to the right hol­der sour­ce. Last but not least, we con­stant­ly remind legis­la­tors that “the­re is no such thing as a free lun­ch” and that bad­ly craf­ted legis­la­ti­on can effec­tive­ly sup­port the busi­ness model of a mino­ri­ty of ent­i­ties again­st the inte­rests of the lar­ger com­mu­ni­ty. This is not healthy for Content Creators, for the Digital Economy and for Culture at lar­ge. […]“

Die voll­stän­di­ge Stellungnahme kann hier als PDF her­un­ter­ge­la­den wer­den.