AI, Text & Data Mining and what it means for you
Reprinted with permission of the Association of Photographers (AOP)
Why should photographers and image-makers be concerned about the newly proposed Text and Data Mining exception?
- Up to this point, the UK’s copyright framework has arguably been among the most innovation-friendly and world-leading pieces of legislation protecting creators, with careful
Court awards damages of £2851.42 for a single infringing image on a website
In 2015 EPUK member and photographer Jonathan Webb won a particularly flagrant case that set a record multiplier for damages, and also held company directors personally liable despite the protections limited company status offers. Webb has now set a further precedent, achieving an award for time spent dealing with an infringement. Moreover, he obtained permission from the High Court to publish a transcript of the judgement.
Update: DACS, Payback and Creators' Rights
As you may be aware, there are changes to DACS' Payback scheme that have been forced on photographers and DACS by the Copyright Licensing Agency.
Rex - a gross betrayal of trust
Today Rex Features, a long established and, until recently, respected photo library has emailed all its contributors admitting that a number had been defrauded.
"No agenda, no attitude": Mike King the Master Craftsman of Sports Photography
The untimely death last week of the award-wining sports photographer and all round good guy Mike King sent shock waves through the profession.