Washington D.C. 12 March 2018 - According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could provide ‘the most advanced and detailed standards on intellectual property in a trade agreement to-date’.
Brussels, 1 March 2018 – The European Commission today published a Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online. Its goal is to help EU countries and online platforms better deal with ‘all forms of illegal content’, including intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement.
Music Moves Europe, a new pilot programme from the European Commission's Education and Culture Directorate General, was recently launched in Brussels. The initiative will test various schemes that could become part of a European Union music programme to officially launch in 2021.
Paris, 12 February 2018 - At meetings on 7 and 8 February in Paris, the International Confederation of Music Publishers’ Board of Directors once again expressed its anger at developments involving Spanish collecting society SGAE.
WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization is to hold two Intellectual Property (IP) law education programmes this summer.
Spanish music publishers Emi Songs Spain S.L., Musical Editions Warner Bros, S.A. and peermusic Española, S.A.U were all barred from SGAE’s Board of Directors on 11 December 2017 following a personal decision from SGAE’s President. As a result, ICMP has sent a letter to SGAE, calling for an immediate reversal of SGAE’s actions.
BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on 12 December confirmed the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee’s mandate on the proposed Online Broadcasting Regulation (also known as the SatCab Regulation). We welcome this development, and thank the Members of the European Parliament for rallying their support behind Europe’s content creating industries.
Chris Butler is worldwide head of publishing at the Music Sales Group. He was elected as ICMP’s Chair in June 2017.
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The European Commission yesterday published its so-called Intellectual Property (IP) package, which includes new guidance on the application of the 2004 Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED).
The 35th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was held from 13-17 November in Geneva, Switzerland.