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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 39 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 39/2023

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. The Art Newspaper

Gagosian notches Victory in Lawsuit brought by Photographer over Richard Prince’s New Portraits series

The US District Court in NY ruled that Gagosian, representing artist Richard Prince, is not liable for profits from the New Portraits series. The copyright dispute stems from Prince's 2014 exhibition, with photographer Donald Graham suing for copyright infringement in 2015. While the court dismissed Graham's claim as speculative, the copyright case involving "Untitled (Portrait of Rastajay92)" is heading to trial, along with another case involving Prince's use of a photograph of musician Kim Gordon.

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2. Digital Camera World

Canon Teams up with Reuters in a Bid to crack down on AI-generated Images

AI photo advancements have stirred authenticity concerns recently. Thomson Reuters, Canon, and Starling Lab pilot a program to authenticate news images against AI-generated fakes. Using Canon cameras, unique IDs and timestamps are assigned to photos and registered on a public blockchain for transparency, enabling image verification by news consumers. The goal is to boost trust in news by preventing fake images from spreading and enhancing media credibility.

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3. DIYPhotography

Bria AI and Getty Images collaborate to solve the AI Copyright Conundrum

Israeli startup Bria AI partners with Getty Images to create ethical AI imagery. They use legally licensed stock images to train AI models, in contrast to other major players like OpenAI or Microsoft. Getty Images has invested in Bria AI and plans to compensate content creators, akin to Spotify's model for musicians. While earnings for creators may be modest due to the large image volume, this partnership signifies progress in responsible AI image generation.

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4. PetaPixel

Leica operates the ‘largest Chain of Photo Galleries in the World’

During Leica's 50th-anniversary event in Porto, CEO Dr. Andreas Kaufmann revealed that Leica boasts the world's largest network of photo galleries, currently totaling 26 locations worldwide, with expansion plans. These galleries, often part of Leica stores, can be found in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America. Notably, Leica galleries welcome photographers using various camera brands. For tips on being featured in a Leica Gallery, read on.

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5. Oceanographic Magazine

The Winners of the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 have been revealed

The Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 has announced its winners. The winning images, captured through various methods like drones, land, and underwater photography, showcase the diverse world of ocean life. These include a captivating blackwater shot, a masterful anemone portrait, and a striking image depicting a whale in a dangerous situation. The competition featured nine categories, ultimately crowning the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023. Explore the top entries.

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