Kategorie CCIA

2013 Special 301 Review: Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974  Am 21. Februar 2013 - 14:33 Uhr von David Pachali

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Die IT-Lobby-Organisation Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) hat sich in einer Stellungnahme an das Amt des Handelsvertreters der Vereinigten Staaten (USTR) beschwert, das Presse-Leistungsschutzrecht werde neue Marktbarrieren schaffen. Diese würden US-Unternehmen, aber auch der deutschen Internetwirtschaft schaden. Das Leistungsschutzrecht  widerspreche auch internationalen Verträgen. Die CCIA will Deutschland daher im „Special 301-Report” aufführen, eine Art Liste der Copyright-„Schurkenstaaten”. Weiter

The German Proposal on a New Leistungsschutzrecht – Endangering Press Diversity and the Digital Economy  Am 16. September 2012 - 20:59 Uhr von David Pachali

Publikationsdatum 14.09.2012 ~ Art des Materials: Akteure: Schlagworte: Soziales System: Lizenz: 

Der internationale IT-Branchenverband CCIA berichtet über den Gesetzentwurf zum Leistungsschutzrecht: Neben fraglichem Nutzen für die Verlage und erhöhter Rechtsunsicherheit werde es den gemeinsamen Markt der EU weiter fragmentieren, vor allem, wenn weitere Länder dem Beispiel folgen würden. Grenzüberschreitende europäische Internetunternehmen würden geschwächt, die etablierten Player gestärkt. Weiter

New paper discusses publisher's right – "unnecessary and dangerous"   Am 1. Juni 2017 - 17:25 Uhr von Tom Hirche

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With the support of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), the European Policy Centre (EPC) has published a new discussion paper titled "Rewarding quality journalism or distorting the Digital Single Market? The case for and against neighbouring rights for press publishers". It is divided into an economy analysis (part I) and a legal analysis (part II).

The economic goals will not be achieved

After specifying the Commission's motives for introducing a new publisher's right ("fairer marketplace", "value sharing", financing quality journalism etc.), the paper explains why the proposed goals will not be achieved. The examples from Germany and Spain showed that economic benefits had not been brought "to any of the actors involved (creators, publishers, search engines, news aggregators or users)." They also had not supported quality journalism and even had led to a reduction of competition, consumer "surpluses" and media plurality. Therefore, the authors fear a decrease of freedom of expression, media pluralism and incentives for investment in the media sector at EU level.

It is also pointed out that the regulations in Germany and Spain have not been a "source of revenue for the industry". With that said "it would be a risky experiment to act at EU level in the hope of getting different results with a similar legislative instrument." This is why the authors recommend to consider economic measures instead of legal instruments like "reduced taxes (e.g. VAT) for the publishing sector."

Confusion and uncertainty

The paper strongly criticizes that the draft proposal does not clarify the relation between the journalist's copyright and the publisher's new right. This would create "a risk that employees or freelance authors will lose their right to compensation. Is it really worth it?"

Also unclear is the precise subject matter of the new right:

If we take the example of a commercial phonogram, it is easy to identify the producer's right (on the fixation of the sequence of sounds), the author's right (on the musical composition) and the performer's right (on the performance). But what about here? How can we distinguish between the author's right (i.e. the journalist's right) and/or the right (s)he transfers to the press publisher) from the neighbouring right part?

In the end, the authors conclude that the publisher's right would threaten the future of online services which "would clearly have negative consequences for the pluralism of information" and consequently " might even reduce the economic benefits for all stakeholders involved."

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Open letter to EU Commission   Am 8. April 2016 - 14:26 Uhr von Tom Hirche

As a partner of a great coalition we have signed an open letter to members of the European Commission responsible for the digital single market. We demand "an ambitious reform that is fit for purpose in the digital environment and that upholds and strengthens fundamental principles such as the limitation of intermediaries’ liability, rights of citizens to freedom of communication and access to knowledge." Weiter

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Computer & Communications Industry Association joins IGEL   Am 27. September 2012 - 16:45 Uhr von Tom Hirche

International trade group Computer & Communications Industry Association has joined IGEL in order to stop the proposed neighbouring right for press publishers ('Leistungsschutzrecht'). James Waterworth, Head of CCIA's Brussels office, sent us the following statement: Weiter