A Message From Our Outgoing President

We are looking forward to the elections this Thursday at our headquarters in Brussels. It is with a mixture of sadness and pride that I step down as President of CEPIC when my term ends, after what has been an important two years as President, overseeing significant changes in our organisation…

IPTC Sport Schema 1.0: Revolutionising Sports Data

The IPTC Sports Content Working Group introduces IPTC Sport Schema version 1.0, a groundbreaking standard for sports data management.

This new schema, replacing SportsML, adopts a data-centric approach, offering up-to-date formats, easy querying, and support for emerging trends like e-sports. Read on for more…

Artists’ Rebellion: Unleashing Disruptive Tools to Safeguard Creative Works

In a bold move against AI encroachment, artists are adopting disruptive tools like Nightshade to inject a “poison pill” into their works, confounding future AI models. These innovative tactics signify a rising rebellion as artists strive to protect their creations in an era of evolving technology. Read on for more…

Solidarity in Journalism: European Alliance of News Agencies Stands with AFP Following Bureau Strike in Gaza

In a resolute display of solidarity and support, the European Alliance of News Agencies (EANA) condemns the recent violent incident that targeted the Bureau of Agence France-Presse (AFP), a valued member of CEPIC, in Gaza City on November 2nd. This brazen attack, which resulted in significant damage to AFP’s infrastructure, underscores the critical need to safeguard journalistic integrity and the safety of media professionals. The following press release is shared on behalf of EANA, reaffirming our commitment to supporting our esteemed member organisations like AFP and championing a free and secure press globally.

Empowering the Future of Images: SmartFrame Technologies appoints Alan Capel as CCO

In a major industry development, SmartFrame Technologies, the pioneering UK-based image streaming technology provider, has announced the appointment of Alan Capel as its Chief Commercial Officer. With an impressive career spanning over 30 years in the image licensing industry, Capel brings a wealth of experience to his new role.

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

Activo’s November 2023 Event: Shaping the Future of Digital Content Management

In the fast-paced world of digital asset management, industry leaders and innovators converge to explore the future of visual content at Activo’s November event. CEPIC proudly attends as a silver sponsor and is looking forward to joining this dynamic gathering, contributing to the dialogue on transformative technologies and ethical practices within the realm of generative artificial intelligence and digital asset management.

Trust in Focus: Leica Launches World’s First Camera with Content Credentials

In a monumental stride toward combating misinformation and preserving the authenticity of visual content, renowned camera manufacturer Leica has introduced the world’s first camera with built-in Content Credentials – the Leica M11-P.

In this era of advanced technology and rampant misinformation, ensuring the integrity of digital content has never been more crucial.