An Up-Date on the ROBERT KNESCHKE v. LAION e.V

COURT DATE SET FOR TRIAL AGAINST LAION E.V. FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTWith courtesy of ROBERT KNESCHKE Original post:Gerichtstermin im Verfahren gegen LAION e.V. wegen Urheberrechtsverletzung steht fest – Alltag eines Fotoproduzenten My lawsuit against the German association LAION e.V., which among other things provides training datasets for AI applications, has attracted a lot of attention worldwide. … Continued

A Positive Story

This is not very often that we get feedback on our lobbying efforts. For this reason I am happy to share with you the testimony of Octav Ganea, who was on a panel at CEPIC 2023 reviewing the implementation of the EU copyright Directive.

What athe European Copyright Directive? Example: Germany

It was a very nice, inspiring and friendly conference in Antibes with CEPIC (Center of the Picture Industry), who had asked me to explain how the EU Copyright Directive 2019/790 has been implemented in Germany, with regard to photographers’ and image rights

Why You Should be Careful Using DALLE-2 Images for Commercial Purposes

When the company Open AI launched their new and paid version of the AI-tool DALLE-2, something also happened with their licensing terms. In this short post we explain, why we love new advances in text-to-image generation technology, but why we also encourage you to be careful, if you plan to use any of these images for commercial purposes.

On the path to build trust in online content

Fake media has been making frequent headlines. The battlefield is fairly broad. Readers wanting to get familiar with the subject are faced with numerous initiatives started by publishers, news media, and technology companies. Janos Farkas, CEO of Clink Media, sheds some light on these different initiatives.

Stock Photography’s Historic Earnings Decline For Creators

Many photographers who have entered the stock photo business in the last 5 to 10 years have trouble understanding why photographers who have been producing stock photos since the 1980s and 1990s are so unhappy with how the business had declined. I’d like to provide a little historical perspective.

The EU Directive one Year After – Where Are We Now?

On September 10th CEPIC is organising a webinar to look at the implementation of the two most critical and controversial articles of the EU Copyright Directive: Article 15 (publishers’ right) and Article 17 (creative content distributed by online platforms). Where are we now one year after and why should creatives care?