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Design Pics Inc. Announces The Acquisition of Pacific Stock

Dec 21. 2011
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Design Pics Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Canada announces the acquisition of Pacific Stock, a Hawaii based photo agency. The agency was originally founded in 1987 by Barbara Brundage.

Design Pics was founded by Rick Carlson in 2001. The company initially produced and distributed Royalty Free imagery through a worldwide network of marketing partners. The company began its expansion into the Rights Managed marketplace by acquiring the Irish Image Collection in 2007. This was followed in 2008 by acquiring the controlling interest in Axiom Photographic, a UK based Rights Managed agency specializing in unique travel imagery. Design Pics has also internally developed three additional Rights Managed collections in cooperation with its contributing photographers.

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Design Pics Inc. Announces The Acquisition of First Light

Dec 21. 2011
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Design Pics Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Canada announces the acquisition of First Light Associated Photographers Ltd., a Canadian based photo agency. The agency was originally founded in 1984 by Pierre Guevremont, Ron Watts and Brian Milne.

Founded in 2001, by Rick Carlson, Design Pics originally launched as a Royalty Free agency. The company began its expansion into the Rights Managed marketplace by acquiring the Irish Image Collection in 2007, followed in 2008 by the acquisition of the controlling interest in Axiom Photographic, a UK based RM agency specializing in unique travel imagery. These acquisitions were augmented as well by RM Collections developed by Design Pics in cooperation with its contributing photographers as well as the most recent acquisition of Pacific Stock earlier this month.

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IP Filings Worldwide Rebound in 2010 despite Economic Turmoil

Dec 21. 2011
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A new report published by WIPO today shows that intellectual property (IP) filings worldwide rebounded strongly in 2010 after a considerable decline in 2009.

The recovery in IP filings was stronger than the overall economic recovery. Patent and trademark filings grew by 7.2% and 11.8% respectively in 2010 compared to growth of 5.1% in the global gross domestic product (GDP), with China and the United States (US) accounting for the greatest share of the increased filings.

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Splash News expands presence in i-picturemaxx

Dec 21. 2011
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Splash’s market-leading offering of candid celebrity photography and extensive collection of exclusive portraiture, red carpet and archival entertainment content will now be made available to buyers in the English speaking market via i-picturemaxx.

The i-picturemaxx media network represents the only independent, neutral and professional search engine of its kind. In response to the inefficiency that researchers are confronted with when navigating thousands of disparate websites, users can now search over 500 M digital assets (photos, video, audio, text) in one simple to use interface called my-picturemaxx.

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Congress 2012: No time to lose

Dec 20. 2011
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© photo: Robert Harding World Imagery

Shortly before Christmas the time is running fast for organising the 2012 CEPIC Congress in London May 15-18.

The CEPIC Sub-Committee is concentrating its work on the Truman Brewery (sorry, no more beer produced there) - one of the most exciting places for the New Media people in the City, to make the yearly event a success for the participants from all over the world.

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Calling all young, amateur and established photographers across the world!

Dec 20. 2011
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The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Competition has now started its global search for the most inspiring, evocative, compelling and challenging nature images. By entering you will take part in one of the world’s prestigious photography events and get the opportunity to:

  • Compete on equal terms for a share of the prize-pot of £30,000 - the winner of the coveted title, Wildlife Photographer of the Year, will be awarded £10,000
  • Win a trip to London to celebrate your accomplishments with your peers, members of the press, sponsors and VIPs, at the exclusive gala awards ceremony held at Natural History Museum
  • Garner extensive global media coverage – more than 670 million people were reached through the 2010 press campaign

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Registration to London CEPIC week 2012 starts with Special Christmas Offer

Dec 19. 2011
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© photo: Robert Harding World Imagery

For the first time ever, CEPIC decided to open the registration for its annual congress before the Christmas holidays and to offer a special deal for companies who wish to send more staff.

For all companies wishing to book before 18th January 2011, we are offering you a special 3 for the price of 2 on the full congress passes. The price per person is 590 £ Net of VAT (708 £ including VAT).

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New campaign to embed information permanently in digital media

Dec 16. 2011
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A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but permanently attached descriptions are worth a lot more as photos travel through the digital world. A campaign has been launched now to embed descriptive and rights information in digital media and to retain it during the whole life cycle.

The initiative has been launched by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), with the support of trade organisations representing visual arts and photo agencies. It aims to establish the practice of applying descriptions and the copyright status of the content as metadata, and to embed it permanently during the electronic exchange of digital photo, text, audio or video files.

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The simple maths of the CEPIC Congress 2012

Dec 15. 2011
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Alan Smith © Will Carleton, PhotoArchiveNews

ByAlan SmithOne answer to those people who say Congress is expensive is this breakdown for the CEPIC Congress in London 2012:

There are 40 half hour meetings possible during the allocated table times.

For a UK delegate paying 400€ congress fee that is 10€ a meeting.

For a UK delegate plus a table that is 800€, 20€ for a meeting.

For an overseas delegate paying on average 400€ for a hotel for 4 nights, 400€ for rail or air fare, 400€ for table and 400€ congress fee, all totalling 1600€, that is 40€ per meeting.

What a bargain compared to the cost of travelling around the world for 40€ one to one meetings.

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Robert Harding World Imagery sponsors CEPIC Congress 2012

Dec 12. 2011
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We are happy to announce one of our first sponsors for the CEPIC Congress 2012. The world's leading independent travel photography specialist provides the CEPIC Congress website with images.

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