Looting and Loss of Cultural Heritage

Archaeological looting is a global issue that threatens the preservation of our shared cultural heritage. In the Middle East, archaeological looting and the deliberate destruction of archaeological sites and monuments amid ongoing warfare have captured international attention.

Dreamstime Introduces Unlimited Extended Licenses

NASHVILLE, TN (March 7, 2016)— Dreamstime, the world’s largest community in stock photography, announced today it made changes to its Extended Licenses by allowing users to produce unlimited copies with purchased media. Previously, customers purchased extended licenses for print or web usage of an image and were restricted by limits on the number of copies they could reproduce, for example for t-shirts, on-demand printed items, or e-cards.

Google Grant Supports Developing EXTRA Classification Platform

The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) will use a grant from the first round of Google’s Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund to build and freely distribute an initial version of EXTRA: The EXTraction Rules Apparatus, a multilingual open-source platform for rules-based classification of news content.

IFPI publishes valuable data on the value gap

[CEPIC shares this view] “Today the safe harbour rules are being misapplied. They were intended to protect truly passive online intermediaries from copyright liability. They were not designed to exempt companies that actively engage in the distribution of music online [visual content online] from playing by the same rules as other online music services [image providers services]. The effect is a distorted market, unfair competition and artists and labels deprived of a fair return for their work.”

Capture ROYALTIES makes light work of managing commission payments

Capture Ltd today launched a fast roll-out, standalone version of its powerful web-based royalty management system – which allows agencies to manage contributors’ commission in a variety of innovative ways, at the click of a button, whether working from the office or remotely.