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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 23 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 23/2023

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. The Guardian

Andy Warhol Estate loses US supreme Court Copyright Fight over Prince Paintings

Andy Warhol's estate lost its US Supreme Court copyright battle against photographer Lynn Goldsmith. The court criticized Warhol's use of Goldsmith's photo of Prince in his silkscreen series. The case centered on Warhol's Orange Prince series. Despite Andy Warhol's foundation arguing for fair use, the court deemed it a copyright violation due to the insufficient transformation in Warhol's work, which primarily served a commercial purpose.

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2. DIY Photography

Non-Profit slammed $1,000+ Fine for Resharing an Instagram Photo

A Serbian non-profit organization, Fruškać, has been fined over $1,000 for a common action that many people do regularly. They shared a photo on their Instagram Story after being tagged in it, but this resulted in a lawsuit and subsequent penalty. Fruškać argued that they gained no personal benefit from sharing the photo and were actually promoting the photographer's work. Despite their explanation, the judge ruled against Fruškać, stating the breach of copyright.

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3. Peta Pixel

Client asks Photographer for Real Estate Photos, gets AI Images instead

A businessman in Miami commissioned a photographer for project imagery, but instead received AI-generated photos. While not completely realistic, the AI images were still usable. The photographer, Buster Cox, recognizes the potential threat of AI to his industry but also acknowledges its ability to create affordable and high-quality content. Cox emphasizes the importance of embracing these tools to adapt to the evolving industry.

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4. The Verge

Apple’s original Cloud Photo Sync Service shuts down this Summer

Apple is discontinuing My Photo Stream, the free photo syncing feature launched in 2011. The service will officially end on July 26th, with users being advised to transition to iCloud Photos. The move doesn't come as a surprise, given its limitations, including restrictions on photo quantities, a 30-day storage duration, and the inability to sync high-quality photos in their original resolution, as noted by 9to5Mac.

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5. Sky News

See the spectacular winning Pictures from the 2023 Milky Way Photographer Of The Year Award

The winners of this year's Milky Way Photographer Of The Year competition have been revealed. These incredible images span the globe, featuring stunning landscapes from Madagascar and Yemen to New Zealand and Patagonia, always accompanied by the shining beauty of the Milky Way. Explore the winning entries that capture the awe-inspiring wonders of our world.

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