The Workshop will focus on search on Google Images and its different versions, their impact on the picture business and different national markets. CEPIC is looking forward to a vibrant debate with input and presentations from panelists and questions and comments from the audience.
Google Images has become a free-of-charge online database of photos, offering users images at the highest resolution, at the top of its search results, at no cost (with no return for content creators and/or IPR holders) and often contrary to the applicable copyright. How can we reduce the harms caused to the industry? How can we defend IPRs and/or copyright in the online photography industry? How can content creators and IPR holders protect their investments? How can we foster creative incentive and return? What is the best solution?
This workshop is organised with the support of ICOMP and ICOMP members. It will bring together all experts in the field.
Dr. Thomas HÖPPNER, Lawyer at Olswang for competition law, has drafted EU anti-trust complaints for CEPIC and German Publishers Associations against Google
Michael SCHILLING, Photographer, initiator of the campaign "Defend your Image" / Verteidige Dein Bild in 2013
Michael WEBER, Director, hot-maps, Vice President European Affairs Euro-Cities, on the impact of Google on the Internet mapping industry
Prof. Dr. Jan Bernd NORDEMANN, Lawyer at Boehmert & Boehmert, specialist in the field of copyright and competition law, has filed the Euro Cities complaint against Google
Dirk FELDMANN, Representative of FREELENS, German Association of photographers, who has filed a copyright complaint against Google in Germany
Cathy ARON, Executive Director of PACA -- Digital Image Licensing USA -- on a US view on Google and Google Images
Moderator: David WOOD, ICOMP Legal Counsel, Brussels based expert on EU Competition Law who represents formal complainants before the Commission in the Google case