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Czech Internet companies protest against Google and are ready to defend themselves

May 30. 2014
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Google's actions damage the Czech Internet sector, which is prepared to take defensive measures.

The steps taken and planned for this purpose were presented at today's press conference of the Association for Internet Advertising (SPIR), which represents the most significant Czech Internet content providers, media agencies and other Internet market entities.

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New Photo Alliance in the Nordic region

May 21. 2014
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TT News Agency, NTB, Scanpix Denmark and Scanpix Baltics are pleased to announce a new strategic alliance in the Nordic region – Scandinavian Photo Alliance.

Partner network benefits
The alliance will work with pan-Scandinavian initiatives spanning both editorial and commercial areas.

“- Although we are separate companies we have always collaborated, and in order to strengthen our local positions even further we are now looking into new areas to develop our partnership. This will ultimately benefit all our international contributors, and those of our partners who choose to work with us as a group in all the territories will benefit even more”, says Lina Hedenström, COO of TT News Agency.

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American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) elects new President, appoints new Executive Director

May 20. 2014
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Cecilia de Querol appointed to the position of President. Sam Merrell becomes Executive Director.

New York, NY – May 15, 2014 — American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) today announces that, on April 3rd, the Board Of Directors voted to appoint Cecilia de Querol to the position of President of the 45-year-old commercial photography trade association. In addition, the Board voted to appoint Sam Merrell as Executive Director. Both appointments were approved unanimously.

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Results of the Piracy Observatory and Digital Contents Consumption Habits 2013

Apr 30. 2014
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Almost 70 percent of Internet users consider blocking access to content as the most efficient measure against piracy

Madrid, April 9th 2014

• The number of Spanish people who illegally access digital contents grows globally and now exceeds 51%; by type of content, music (27%), films 43%), books (21%) and video games (9%) are illegally accessed, causing a loss profit of over 1.3 billion euros to content industries, an increase of 8.6% compared to 2012. Music is the only content registering a slight decrease.

• As most effective measures against piracy Internet users consider blocking access to the websites offering content (68.2%) and punishing operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) (60.2%).

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Call for Submission CANON Female Photojournalist Award 2014 supported by Elle Magazine

Apr 25. 2014
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For the fourteenth year, Canon and Images Evidence will present the Canon Female Photojournalist Award. For the first time, the award is supported by Elle Magazine.

The venture of the award began in 2001 as an initiative by the French Association of Female Journalists (AFJ). This year the AFJ has stepped down from its role as organizer of the award (AFJ Press Release available on the link below) but Canon and Images Evidence will continue to support this fine venture.

It is granted by Canon and supports with 8 000 euros a woman photographer with a photojournalistic project.

2014 Rules and Application can be downloaded:
www.visapourlimage.com/female_photojournalist_award.do

Deadline for application: May 26th, 2014.

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BVPA: MFM-Commission elects new leadership

Apr 25. 2014
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The MFM Commission has elected at its last meeting a new leadership: Dirk Sendel and Sarah Leyck will take over the Mittelstandsgemeinschaft Foto-Marketing (MFM)

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The BVPA changes its name

Apr 25. 2014
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The BVPA has a new name: BVPA Bundesverband professioneller Bildanbieter

The members of the BVPA have unanimously decided on April 4th 2014 in Munich to change the name of the BVPA from Bundesverband der Pressebild-Agenturen to Bundesverband professioneller Bildanbieter.

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More than 500 visitors at PICTADay 2014 in Munich

Apr 25. 2014
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The Heart of the Picture Industry: more than 500 visitors at PICTAday 2014 in Munich

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Historical at vario

Apr 10. 2014
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60s, 70s and 80s - Werner Otto new at vario images

Bonn, 2nd of April 2014. The photographer Werner Otto is best known for his travel photography. But at vario images Werner Otto presents as well his historic photos from the 60s, 70s and 80s. With these images he shows not only the events of the day. A special treat are the photos from his days as a sports photographer. These images impressively document the events of the German First and Second Bundesliga. Not just for soccer fans a journey with many surprising highlights.

Sales:
Nicole Moga
Phone: +49-228–93565-19
sales@vario-images.com

press contact:
Patrik Mueller

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EU Google Investigation: BEUC files complaint

Apr 02. 2014
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EU Google investigation: Adequate answers still not found. BEUC files complaint asserting consumer interest

The European Consumer Organisation has stepped up its involvement in the European Commission’s antitrust investigation into how Google Inc. puts its preferred services atop search results while demoting rivals, particularly in price comparison searches. Currently an ‘interested party’, essentially having observer status, BEUC has today applied to be a formal complainant.

The European Commission has recently signalled its willingness to settle on the basis of Google’s suggested remedies, but BEUC believes consumer concerns have not been suitably addressed.

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