Speaker for CEPIC Congress 2024 – Robert Kneschke

We are thrilled to announce Robert Kneschke as a speaker at the upcoming CEPIC Congress 2024. With nearly two decades of experience as a full-time photographer and image producer, Robert brings a wealth of expertise to the discussion on copyright infringement in the realm of generative AI.

About Robert Kneschke:

Robert Kneschke’s journey in photography spans almost 20 years, during which he has curated an impressive portfolio of over 85,000 images and videos. As a renowned industry expert, Robert is widely recognised for his insightful contributions to the field of stock photography. His blog, “Alltag eines Fotoproduzenten” (Everyday life of a photo producer), has been a cornerstone of knowledge sharing for over 16 years, offering invaluable insights into the intricacies of the industry. Additionally, Robert has authored the German standard work on stock photography, solidifying his status as a thought leader in the domain.

In recent years, Robert has delved into the realm of generative AI, exploring its implications for copyright law and intellectual property rights. His groundbreaking work in this area has led him to pursue legal action against the German AI association LAION e.V. for copyright infringement. Through his lawsuit, Robert seeks to address the unauthorised use of his images in AI training datasets, shedding light on the complex legal and ethical considerations surrounding AI-generated content.

Conference Details:

  • Conference Title: Copyright Infringement of Images Trained for Generative AI? A Brief Overview of a German Precedent Case: Robert Kneschke v. LAION e.v.
  • Date: Thursday, 16th May
  • Time: 16:00 CET
  • Speakers:
    • Robert Kneschke
    • Serguei Fomin (IQPlug)
    • Brendan Quinn (IPTC)
    • Franck Bardol (University of Geneva)
    • Nancy Wolff (DMLA)
    • Katherine Briggs (ENVATO)
  • Moderator: Lars Modie (CEPIC)

Robert will provide invaluable insights into the legal landscape surrounding copyright infringement in the context of generative AI. His expertise and firsthand experience will offer attendees a unique perspective on the challenges and implications of AI-driven technologies in the creative industry.

Further Information: For more information on the case, please visit Robert Kneschke’s Blog Post on the Lawsuit Against LAION e.V.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from Robert Kneschke and other industry experts as they navigate the complex intersection of AI, copyright law, and ethics. Join us at the CEPIC Congress 2024 to engage in thought-provoking discussions and gain invaluable insights into the future of image licensing and intellectual property rights.

For more information on our programme, visit our website. Don’t miss out, secure your spot at the CEPIC Congress 2024 today! You can buy your tickets here, plus, we now have DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE, day tickets are priced at just €300 for CEPIC members and €348 for non-members, both inclusive of VAT.

For our returning delegates or those sending 3+ delegates please contact us via email: cepic2024@cepic.org.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we approach this year’s Congress!


Robert Kneschke

Contact Robert Kneschke

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertkneschke