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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 43 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 43/2023

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. DIYPhotography

Miles Davis Photographer will get his Day in Court over Copyright Dispute

Photographer Jeff Sedlik, who sued Kat Von D for using his Miles Davis photo as a tattoo, has been granted a jury trial. This decision was influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court's Andy Warhol ruling, emphasizing the need for a jury to determine if the tattoo has transformative characteristics. The case will also consider social media posts related to the tattoo. The trial is set for November 28 and could establish a precedent for fair use and copyright in such cases.

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2. Stock Photo Secrets

EyeEm acquired by Freepik is back in Business and is paying Contributors

EyeEm, the German mobile photo community and marketplace that faced bankruptcy and ceased operations, is now back in business after it has been acquired by Freepik, a Spanish stock media licensing company. The platform has resumed all activities, including paying overdue royalties to photographers, and plans to expand sales and partnerships. Freepik is committed to honoring 100% of royalties to its contributors, with payments to be finalized by October 2023.

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3. PetaPixel

New Nat Geo Docuseries features seven leading Photographers

National Geographic's "Photographer" series, created by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, features seven diverse photographers from around the world. This six-episode documentary explores various photography genres, pairing filmmakers with photographers on global adventures. While these photographers have different backgrounds and styles, they all share a passionate commitment to visual storytelling, aligning with National Geographic's 135-year history.

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4. DesignTaxi

Leica unveils its 2023 Picture of the Year, shot by Elliott Erwitt

Leica Camera AG has awarded Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt the prestigious Leica Hall of Fame Award for his photograph titled "Bulldogs." This iconic image, taken in 2000, humorously captures the resemblance between dogs and their owners in a classic Erwitt composition. Photography enthusiasts and collectors can view Erwitt's "Bulldogs" at 27 Leica Galleries worldwide next month as part of the annual Leica Picture of the Year celebration.

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5. Digital Camera World

Saul Leiter: Unseen work from Pioneer of Street Photography released in new Book

In celebration of Saul Leiter's 100th birthday, a book titled 'Saul Leiter: The Centennial Retrospective' has been released. Leiter, a pioneer of modern street photography before the term existed, used color photography in an era dominated by black and white. The book showcases his influential works, some previously unseen, and is divided into five sections: 'Beginnings,' 'On the Street,' 'Fashion,' 'Painting,' and 'Intimate Views,' reflecting Leiter's unconventional style.

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