Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 41/2023
The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 45 '23
Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 45/2023
What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
A judge in California dismissed most of the copyright claims brought by three artists against AI image generators Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and DeviantArt. Two of the artists did not register their works with the U.S. Copyright Office, leaving only one with a valid claim. The judge found it challenging to prove copyright infringement due to the AI training data's opacity. Nonetheless, one artist's complaint regarding 16 registered works was allowed to proceed.
OpenAI is developing a tool to identify synthetic imagery, with their CTO, Mira Murati, claiming it's "99% reliable." The goal is to ensure that users don't feel monitored when using the tool. While OpenAI is a pioneer in this field, similar tools like AI or Not have been around for some time, although none are foolproof. OpenAI hasn't provided a specific release date for its new tool, but it represents a significant step in addressing the challenges of AI-generated images in the digital landscape.
Biden's first AI Executive Order aims to lead AI development while addressing risks. It involves major companies like Google, Meta, Open AI, Microsoft, IBM, and Adobe, focusing on preventing harmful AI, and enhancing data evaluation, privacy guidelines, and content labeling standards. While a significant step in ethical AI, it's not law and may not fully prevent unauthorized image use. Adobe's partnership for data sharing and standards is notably highlighted.
The London Camera Exchange has opened the LCE Photographer of the Year 2024 competition for all photographers. It includes 14 categories, with a 'People's Choice' option, and runs from Oct. 23, 2023, to Jan. 24, 2024. Prizes include a share of a £12,000 fund supported by industry leaders. Awards will be given at The Photography & Video Show in March 2024 at NEC Birmingham, and shortlisted photos will be in a commemorative book and exhibition.
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Inge Bondi's "Ernst Haas: Letters & Stories" has been published, presenting an exclusive view into the life and achievements of the celebrated photojournalist, Ernst Haas. He is well known for his inventive methods like using slow shutter speeds and intentional camera movement to achieve a painterly effect. This publication offers valuable perspectives on Haas's innovative techniques and his period with Magnum, making it an essential reading for photography enthusiasts and history lovers.
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