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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 6 '24

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 6/2024

What's abuzz in the photography world this week?

1. Bloomberg Law

Kat von D wins Copyright Trial over Miles Davis Tattoo

Photographer J. Sedlik accused tattoo artist Kat Von D of copyright infringement, claiming she benefited from his photo on social media by posting a tattoo she made. A Los Angeles jury sided with Kat Von D, deeming her Miles Davis tattoo fair use and not substantially similar to the original photo. The case resonates with the 2023 Supreme Court ruling in Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, underscoring the importance of balancing transformative use with commercial considerations.

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2. The Guardian

It is ‘impossible’ to train AI Tools without copyrighted Material, OpenAI says

AI firms, including OpenAI, face increasing scrutiny over the use of copyrighted content for training. The New York Times recently sued OpenAI for alleged 'unlawful use.' OpenAI defended itself by citing 'fair use' and stating that copyright law doesn't prohibit training. It emphasized the impossibility of training tools like ChatGPT or Stable Diffusion without access to copyrighted material, arguing that restricting training to public domain material would lead to inadequate AI results.

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3. DesignTaxi

Getty Images debuts AI Art Generator powered by Nvidia for small Businesses

Getty Images, in collaboration with Nvidia, launched Generative AI by iStock, a text-to-image platform. Targeting small to medium-sized businesses, it enables users to generate high-quality images by entering text prompts. Priced at $14.99, it includes legal indemnification, addressing copyright concerns. Despite limitations compared to Getty Images' own AI, the platform aims to offer an easy and affordable option for AI-assisted creative processes.

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4. Digital Camer World

The next Generation of Photographers shortlisted in Student and Youth Sony World Photo Awards 2024

The 2024 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist is out, creating anticipation for winners to be revealed at a London ceremony on April 18th. The Student shortlist highlights 10 impactful 'Home' projects exploring place, community, and identity. The Youth shortlist features 10 photographers under 19 exploring 'Through Your Eyes' with a focus on personal experiences. The Student Photographer of the Year will receive €30,000 in Sony equipment, book inclusion, and exhibition.

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5. DIYPhotography

Hans Feurer, a fashion Photography Icon, dies at 84

Hans Feurer, a veteran fashion photographer with a career spanning nearly 60 years, has passed away. Starting as a graphic artist, he transitioned to photography in 1966, gaining recognition by 1967. His iconic collaboration with Kenzo in 1983 produced revered fashion images. Working with brands such as Vogue, Juicy Couture, and Magazine Antidote, Hans inspired countless artists in the fashion industry, leaving a lasting impact that will undoubtedly continue for years to come.

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