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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 31 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 31/2023

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. The Verge

Instagram Embeds don’t violate Copyright Laws, Court rules

Two photographers, Alexis Hunley and Matthew Brauer, filed a group lawsuit against Instagram for secondary copyright infringement when their photos were embedded in articles on Time and BuzzFeed News. The US Court ruled that Instagram is not liable for copyright infringement in such cases. The court cited the "server test" from the 2007 case Perfect 10 v. Amazon, which states that websites cannot be held responsible for infringement if the copyrighted content is not stored on their servers.

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2. DIY Photography

Street Artist steals Photographer's Work in pro-Russia Propaganda Mural

Australian photographer Helen Whittle is devastated after discovering her daughter's image was used without permission in a pro-Russia mural in Mariupol, Ukraine, by Italian artist Ciro Cerullo (Jorit). Jorit claims it depicts a real girl affected by the war, but social media users noticed the similarity to Whittle's photograph. Whittle expressed her dismay online, seeking legal recourse. Critics also accuse Jorit of spreading Russian propaganda.

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3. Washington Post

Top Tech Firms sign White House Pledge to identify AI-generated Images

The Biden administration has successfully obtained a voluntary commitment from leading AI companies, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Meta, and OpenAI, to tackle AI safety concerns. These companies will permit independent security testing, share safety data with the government and academics, and create watermarking tools for AI-generated content. The Federal Trade Commission will be responsible for enforcement, and an executive order related to AI is currently being developed.

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4. Peta Pixel

Photography Awards Celebrating ‘Grit, Passion, and Play’ announces its Finalists

The Association of Photographers (AOP) in the UK has revealed its finalists in its 38th Photography Awards. Over 700 photographers submitted 900+ photos across 10 categories. The entries showcase a diverse range of subjects, from capturing special moments in sports to creating emotive portraits. The winners of the awards will be declared on September 28th, in Shoreditch, London. Notably, Fair Licensing takes pride in being the sponsor of the AOP Awards in the "Food & Drinks" category

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5. Shotkit

This huge Photo Grant offers $30 000 and is accepting Entries

The W. Eugene Smith Fund offers a remarkable opportunity for photographers, amateur, and professional alike, with its generous photo prize of $30,000. The 44th annual Grant in Humanistic Photography is highly prestigious and stands out as one of the most significant grants in the world. It seeks photographers whose work reflects compassion and humanism, inspired by W. Eugene Smith's approach as a photographic essayist.

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