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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 10 '24

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 10/2024

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. New York Post

Shutterbug sues Vera Wang over Use of Emily Ratajkowski Photo

Photographer E. Opinaldo is suing Vera Wang's eyewear for using his photo of Emily Ratajkowski without permission on their Facebook page. Opinaldo claims the image, featuring Ratajkowski was deliberately highlighted with the hashtag #VeraWangEyewear. Seeking damages, Opinaldo's lawsuit follows a previous case against Ratajkowski for posting his photos on Instagram without consent. This ongoing legal battle underscores Opinaldo's commitment to protecting his work.

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2. Digital Camera World

Trunk Archive announces exclusive Image Licensing Partnership with Art Partner

Trunk Archive and Art Partner unite, with Trunk Archive becoming the sole image licensing partner for Art Partner's esteemed group of modern photographers. This partnership offers a rich collection of imagery, including iconic portraits, available for special projects, luxury branding, and editorial placements. The collaboration aims to provide unparalleled creative content and efficient licensing services, showcasing the work of some of the world's leading contemporary talents.

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OpenAI’s Sora turns AI Prompts into photorealistic Videos

OpenAI introduces Sora, an app designed to create cinematic videos from text prompts, distinguishing itself with photorealism and longer clip production. While impressive, concerns over data usage and potential misinformation arise. Sora's capabilities include emergent storytelling and possible single-image animation. Safety measures will restrict certain content, but copyright issues and misinformation remain challenges. Watch videos created by Sora in the article.

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4. PetaPixel

Amazon will pay you $20 to use your Prime unlimited Photo Storage

Amazon offers Prime members a $20 credit for using Prime Photos to boost its usage among 200 million members. To qualify, members must download the Amazon Photos app and activate Auto-Save for backup. Concerns arise over data usage, as Amazon allows analysis and retention of user data. Doubts grow with image recognition technology use, raising questions about Amazon's motives, especially considering potential issues with its internal AI image generator.

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5. DIYPhotography

Whale Graveyard under the Ice wins the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024

Alex Dawson's stunning image of a free diver exploring whale bones beneath Greenland ice clinched the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 Photo Competition title, triumphing over 6,500 entries. The whales' theme took center stage between winning entries. Categories spanned Macro, Wide-Angle, Behaviour, Wreck, and British waters, with Jenny Stock securing the British title for "Star Attraction." You can view the category winners' entries in the article.

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