23 April is World Book Day

World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event the organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. World Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day.

Immunity of Internet Service Providers

Immunity of Internet Service Providers is also a topic in the USA. Nancy Wolff, legal counsel of DMLA, reports of a recent meeting at the Copyright Office in the US.

EU adjusts copyright rules to the digital age

Press Release on the adoption of the Council of the EU Copyright Directive. Following the signature and publication of the directive in the Official Journal of the EU, member states will have 24 months to transpose the new rules into their national law.

Dreamstime Hits 100M Images in Database and Over 500K Contributors

reamstime, the world’s largest community in stock photography, announced today that it has achieved two major milestones: 100 million images in its online database and over 500,000 contributors. Dreamstime has continued to experience sustained and rapid growth over the past 15 years, but 2018 represented the fastest increase in the number of contributors and submissions. This announcement further cements Dreamstime’s place as a distinguished leader in stock photography.

Copytrack Global Infringement Report

“On any given day, countless images are used all over the internet, many of which are stolen. Studies by IMGembed and Copytrack show that of the three billion images shared online each day, around 85% are unlicensed. That’s a total of around 2.5 billion stolen images!”