What's abuzz in the photography world this week?
1. Peta Pixel
Photo agency Backgrid and ten anonymous defendants have sued Twitter for allegedly failing to remove more than 1,500 photos of celebrities that belong to them and were illegally posted by users on the platform. In addition, Backgrid claims that some Twitter users continuously posted their images but that the social media platform has also failed to suspend accounts under its "repeat infringer" policy.
2. The Verge
Getty Images is suing Stability AI, the developer of the popular AI art program Stable Diffusion, for alleged copyright infringement. According to a press release, the stock photo agency believes Stability AI had "unlawfully copied and processed millions of copyrighted images" to train its software and that Getty Images had "commenced legal proceedings in the High Court of Justice in London" against the company.
3. DIY Photography
If you're looking for new ways and places to sell your prints, check out one old place you may have forgotten about. Yes, it's about Flickr. It has launched a print service different from the one you've already seen (and tested). From now on, users will be able to order prints of their photos and buy those from other photographers on the platform.
4. Digital Camera World
The three-story center for British photography will open its doors in London at the end of January. The Centre for British Photography will be located on Jermyn Street in Mayfair and will span three floors with 8000 square feet of exhibition space. It follows the long tradition of London galleries and museums and will be open to the public free of charge throughout the year.
5. Bored Panda
This article presents a series of photographs that are not simply images but true milestones in the evolution of photography. From the first daguerreotypes to the latest digital masterpieces, photography has evolved and developed in ways that the pioneers of the medium surely could not have imagined. Take a look at the photos and enjoy this journey through time.
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