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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



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Cardiff Steal

Jonathan Webb infringement


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. 

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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.

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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.

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"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.

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