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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 41 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 41/2023

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. PetaPixel

Photographer loses Lawsuit over his Photos in Billie Eilish Documentary

A photographer M. Kelley sued Apple and Morning Bee for copyright infringement over his photos appearing in a Billie Eilish documentary. However, a NY federal judge dismissed the case, ruling that the photos' fleeting presence was "de minimis." The judge noted they were often out of focus, obstructed, and in the background for only a few seconds. This was considered fair use, and the judge highlighted that restricting such usage in documentaries could stifle future filmmaking.

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2. Wired

Getty Images plunges into the generative AI Pool

Getty Images and Nvidia have partnered to create Generative AI by Getty Images. The tool is accessible via Getty's website and an API for integration into other apps. It's intended for commercial purposes, helping professionals find unique images, and is not expected to be used by news organizations. This puts Getty in competition with Shutterstock, collaborating with OpenAI, and Adobe, which integrated its generative AI engine into Photoshop, using a large image dataset.

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3. DIYPhotography

Now Photography is available on Prescription in the UK

The UK has launched a pilot program in partnership with Wex Photo Video and the National Academy of Social Prescribing (NASP), prescribing photography for mental health treatment. Three UK community groups in London, Bristol, and Greater Manchester are participating. NASP, a UK charity organization promoting non-medical support, fully endorses the Wex Photo Video initiative, particularly for those facing loneliness, mental health challenges, or physical health issues.

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4. Forbes

The funniest Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards announced

The 2023 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has unveiled its amusing shortlisted images and videos by photographers worldwide, both professional and amateur. Started in 2015 by photographers P. Joynson-Hicks and T. Sullam, the Awards aim to highlight the humorous side of wildlife photography and promote conservation. This year they support the Whitley Fund for Nature, a UK charity aiding conservation leaders in the global south. Winners will be announced on November 23.

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5. Digital Camera World

These powerful Pictures highlight the International Photography Awards 2023

The 20th International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced its global winners in both professional and non-professional categories. The competition featured diverse talents in various photography genres, from editorial to landscapes, portraits, wildlife, and abstract photography. These winners exemplify a deep commitment to the art of photography, and the IPA continues to be a platform that celebrates creativity, technical excellence, and compelling storytelling.

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