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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 23 '24

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 23/2024

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. AsiaIP

Singaporean Photographer wins Appeal in Copyright Case against Artist from Luxembourg

Singaporean photographer Jingna Zhang recently won a two-year copyright battle against fine art painter Jeff Dieschburg in a Luxembourg court. Initially losing due to "insufficient originality," Zhang appealed and ultimately succeeded. Zhang celebrated her win on social media, highlighting the importance of global copyright protection, even in the digital era, and hopes her case inspires other artists to defend their rights against unauthorized use

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2. Peta Pixel

Instagram Photos are being labeled ‘Made with AI’ when they’re not

Instagram's new “Made with AI” labels are causing confusion among photographers and content creators, as posts with minimal or no AI editing are being tagged as AI. Photographer Peter Yan questioned Instagram head Adam Mosseri after his real photo of Mount Fuji was mislabeled due to using Photoshop. The label was removed after Mosseri's response. Similarly, another user's video was marked as AI without a clear reason. These labels currently only appear on the mobile app.

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3. DIYPhotography

Panasonic was busted for Using a Nikon Ambassador’s Photo in its Lumix S9 Campaign

Panasonic's new Lumix S9 camera is embroiled in controversy after it was revealed that promotional photos were taken with other cameras. One notable image was taken by former Nikon ambassador M. Bezergheanu in 2016 with a Nikon D810. Other images reportedly came from stock photo sites, with some being composites. After sharp-eyed photographers noticed these inconsistencies, Panasonic Japan issued an apology for the misleading captions.

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4. Digital Camera World

Discover the Winners of the All About Photo 'Shadows' Photography Contest

All About Photo Magazine (AAP) has announced the winners of its #39 competition, themed 'Shadows.' The contest honored three major winners, who each received a $1,000 prize, and 23 merit award recipients, representing 16 countries across five continents. All winning photographs will be featured in the All About Photo Winners Gallery and published in AAP Magazine #39: Shadows. Check out the winning entries in the article.

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5. The Eye of Photography

HIPA, World’s richest Photo Award, opens its Submissions and ups Prize Pool to a whopping $1 Million

The 13th HIPA Award, themed ‘Sustainability,’ is now open for entries. With five categories—General, Portfolio, Short Videos, Sports Photography, and Sustainability—photographers have a chance to showcase their talents. The prize pool is now US$1 million, including a US$200,000 grand prize. The new 'HIPA Photographer of the Year' award category offers US$80,000. Submissions close on 30th June 2024, and photographers over 18 are invited to participate.

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