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The 📸 Press Clipping by Fair Licensing | week 9 '23

Here are the top 5 news articles for Agencies and Photographers in week 9/2023


What's abuzz in the photography world this week?


1. The Verge

The US Copyright Office says an AI can’t copyright its art

The US Copyright Office's board has denied a request to grant copyright to an AI-created artwork. The decision was made following a review of a 2019 case where Steven Thaler had attempted to copyright an image on behalf of an algorithm named Creativity Machine. The board found that the AI-generated picture lacked "human authorship," which is a crucial requirement for copyright protection.

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2. The Guardian

Jury rules artist’s NFTs of ‘MetaBirkins’ violate Hermès’ trademark rights

Recently, a New York court made a ruling in one of the first cases involving non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The court found that an artist named Mason Rothschild violated the trademark rights of the French fashion house Hermès. The artist had sold NFTs featuring images of fake furry purses that imitated Hermès's famous Birkin bags, without getting permission. These images were sold as part of a collection called "MetaBirkins" and generated more than $1 million in sales.

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3. Peta Pixel

Famed Commerical Photographer Embraces AI: ‘There’s No Going Back’

Tim Tadder, a well-known commercial photographer, revealed that he has stopped sharing his photographs on Instagram and has started posting a series of stunning computer-generated images created by artificial intelligence (AI) instead. Tadder is fascinated by the endless possibilities offered by AI and has been creating remarkable images since January 23, including reimagined Matthew Brady photographs, a hip-hop version of Yoda living in New York City, etc.

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4. Radio Free Europe

The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine: A Year In Pictures

Following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the largest military conflict in Europe since World War II was set in motion. It caused millions of people's lives to be disrupted and widespread devastation that persists to this day. RFE/RL has compiled a collection of some of the war's most memorable images as a retrospective of this harsch year. These are not that wonderful, but they perfectly display Ukrainian reality today.

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5. Forbes

20 Exceptional National Winners Of Sony World Photography Awards

This year's National Awards winners of the Sony World Photography Awards have been announced to honor and encourage the best regional photographers worldwide. The awards received a record-breaking number of over 415,000 entries from over 200 countries and territories. Expert judges picked the top single image from each participating country for the National & Regional Awards.

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