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MONETISE IPHONE PHOTOS WITH STOCKIMO FROM ALAMY

Feb 22. 2014
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New app helps smartphone users sell their photos to everyone from designers to news agencies and publishers

February 19, 2014

Alamy, the largest online collection of imagery for photo buyers, which has already paid out over $140 million to photographers since 2001, today announced the launch of Stockimo, an app that turns smartphone photos into cash. Compared to similar apps, users can make more money out of their photos by using Stockimo because it plugs into Alamy?s existing sales and distribution network. Until April 30, 2014 any user that registers with Stockimo will earn a higher commission on all sales. The app is designed for the iPhone 4S and above and is available worldwide.

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Google News will pay the media for news

Feb 17. 2014
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Google News will pay the media for news. Newspapers and internet aggregators still have to agree on a specific amount. The Spanish government serves a historical claim of newspaper publishers.

A text was approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers. It is about to go on the floor of the Spanish Parliament. This text will most likely be taken as an example across Europe and be copied.

Google has five months to settle with the different parties taking part in the claim. After that, the Minister of Culture will intervene.

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American photographer John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year 2013

Feb 15. 2014
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The international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected an image by American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013.

The picture shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East. The picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category, and was shot for National Geographic.

For an overview of all the winners visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/awards/2014

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epa's Jim Lo Scalzo wins four prizes in WHNPA contest

Feb 13. 2014
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Multiple winner: epa’s Washington-based photographer, Jim Lo Scalzo, has won First Prize in multimedia at the White House News Photographers Association Contest and three other prestigious prizes in the stills category.

Press Release, 13th February, 2014

The White House News Photographers Association awarded Jim Lo Scalzo First Prize in Linear Storytelling for his outstanding multimedia video “Iowa’s County Fair”.

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Commission to pursue role as honest broker in future global negotiations on Internet Governance

Feb 13. 2014
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In the wake of large-scale Internet surveillance and reduced trust in the internet, the European Commission today proposes a key reform to the way the Internet is managed and run. The proposal calls for more transparent, accountable and inclusive governance.

Press release of the European Commission, Brussels, 12 February 2014

Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes said: "The next two years will be critical in redrawing the global map of Internet governance. Europe must contribute to a credible way forward for global internet governance. Europe must play a strong role in defining what the net of the future looks like.”

The Commission is committed to an internet that continues to serve fundamental freedoms and human rights, Kroes noted: “Our fundamental freedoms and human rights are not negotiable. They must be protected online.”

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Antitrust: Commission obtains from Google comparable display of specialised search rivals

Feb 12. 2014
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The European Commission has obtained an improved commitments proposal from Google in the context of the ongoing antitrust investigation on online search and search advertising.

Press Release of the European Commission, Brussels, 5 February 2014

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Independent music companies call on policymakers to make EU 'fit for copyright in the digital age'

Feb 09. 2014
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" Our members, as much as anyone, dream of an open digital market. But not if that means broadening exceptions and doing nothing on enforcement, while online actors make millions on illegal advertising and divide up the market faster than ever" - By Helen Smith - 7th February 2014

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The EU must reinforce creators' fundamental freedoms, instead of seeking to unpick copyright rules, argues Helen Smith.

With four weeks to go until the European commission closes its public consultation on copyright, thousands of independent (read small, medium and micro) music companies are calling on decision makers to make Europe the best place in the world for creators.

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Every voice counts - IMPALA calls on whole music sector to speak up on copyright in Europe

Feb 09. 2014
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With four weeks to go until Europe closes a public consultation on the relationship between copyright and the digital age, independent music companies call on everyone involved with music to make their voice heard.

Helen Smith, Executive Chair of IMPALA, said: "Europe needs to hear from all those who believe creators should be free to earn a living and to decide how their work is exploited.»

IMPALA says Europe must reinforce creators' fundamental freedoms, instead of seeking to unpick copyright as requested by powerful lobby groups.

Accounting for 80% of all music released and over 80% of the sector's jobs, independent music companies need copyright to be able to invest in new talent and continue to innovate and drive the online market.

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Google: Vampire Effect Draws Millions of Eyes

Jul 09. 2012
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ByMichael WeberScientific Study reveals Google's Methods and Effects European Union Google Antitrust Case

Everyone knows Google's search engine, and many rely on it
every day to find anything they might be looking for. For webmasters too,
Google has become vitally important: the vast majority of website visitors surfs
to them via the search giant, whose market share in some countries exceeds
95%.

The online map service hot-map.com wanted to know if everything was above
board, when in spite of many top rankings on Google for hot map's city and
country maps worldwide, and more people using the web every year, visitor
numbers to hot-map.com were on a mysterious decline.

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Photoshot purchases Construction Photography / The Data Archive

Feb 09. 2014
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PHOTOSHOT, one of the leading international photo libraries representing 5,500 contributors worldwide and representing over 15 million images...

London, 31st January 2014

PHOTOSHOT, one of the leading international photo libraries representing 5,500 contributors worldwide and representing over 15 million images, today announced that it had completed the purchase of The Data Archive/Construction Photography, a digital asset management software developer and a specialist photography and licensing company.