Dreamstime accepted as a CEPIC member

posted on 18th of october, 2007

We have just been informed us that our application for membership in CEPIC was approved by the CEPIC Board of Directors and Dreamstime thus becomes the first member of CEPIC from the microstock community.

Sylvie Fodor, CEPIC Executive Director, sent us the news today and we take this opportunity to share the wonderful news.
To introduce CEPIC here is a description from their web site:

CEPIC, was established in Berlin in 1993 as a non-profit European Economic Interest Group (E.E.I.G) in accordance with the European Communities Regulation and registered in Paris in 1999. CEPIC has Observer Status at WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization and is an Associate Member of I.P.T.C, the International Press Telecommunications Council. CEPIC represents over 1,000 picture sources in Europe with members from many different European countries.

The aim of CEPIC is to be a united voice for the press, stock & heritage organizations of Europe in all matters pertaining to the photographic industry, including, but not limited to the following:

(1)To consolidate copyright protection for photography and ensure that it not be weakened by the process of the harmonization of copyright laws in European countries. Also to advise on copyright protection as new technology develops.

(2)To fight for comparable trade regulations in all European countries. The now existing different copyright laws in single countries and the lack of a "droit moral" for photography are serious trade barriers which cannot be accepted.

(3)To support the exchange of information between European picture sources and diverse associations with similar interests worldwide.

(4)To develop and fight for ethical standards which will guarantee the protection of rights for all photographers, copyright holders and agencies.

(5)To develop guidelines for a fair business competition among photographers, picture agencies and users.

CEPIC also is the organizer and host for the annual International Congress that attracts hundreds of attendees from all over the world. It is held in a different European country each year and will be hosted by Malta in June, next year.

It is an honor indeed for Dreamstime to become the first microstock member of such a prestigious organization.

Congratulations to all our users for their work and to our Dreamstime team.

Comments (7)

Posted by Tangie on October 19, 2007
yiiiiiiiiiipiiii! Now party???? can we get cookies?? we promise to be good and nice :).
The users will get congrats congrats congrats, hih hip hooray........and the staff??? congrats and I want cookies!!
Posted by Charon on October 19, 2007
Congrats! Glad to join here.
Posted by Grafoo on October 19, 2007
That’s great.... Congratulation to DT & DTrs
Posted by Thefinalmiracle on October 18, 2007
Great News! Another huge achievement for us :)
Posted by Photosaurus on October 18, 2007
Gratulations.......... very good News!
Posted by Petarneychev on October 18, 2007
As the movie line goes "B-e-a-utiful!" :) Congratulations to everyone! Bad news for the copyright violators. :D
Posted by Cathysbelleimage on October 18, 2007
Congrats, DT !!!

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