Dreamstime and CEPIC
The Dreamstime Team is in Florence, Italy for the annual CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies) Congress. Serban Enache, Dragos Jianu and I were among the 900 delegates from 500 companies from 50 countries to attend the four day Congress. We met in a truly global picture summit covering all aspects of the picture business with the most important up-dates and picture business specialists from all over the world. Among those honored specialists was Dreamstime's CEO, Serban Enache, who spoke during the most heavily attended seminar in the history of CEPIC. Serban introduced Dreamstime to the overflowing crowd on the top floor of the conference center.
The panel was moderated by blogger Andy Goetze ( www.stockphototalk.com). Serban was complimented by a member of the press who said that the presentation of images from Dreamstime was the most professional of the show. After the panel Serban was the only one of the panelists asked by the audience for a copy of his presentation, notably by the Director of the EU Audio Visual Library in Brussels.
A copy of the presentation was also requested by CEPIC Executive Director, Sylvie Fodor. She will be reviewing it in an upcoming edition of the CEPIC newsletter. To see the presentation for yourself follow this link.
We learned a great deal about the new forms of copyright from a panel discussion and also had a meeting with PACA Attorney Nancy Wolff concerning new model and property releases issues. I will be reviewing Nancy's new book, The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook, in a later blog.
CEPIC, Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock Heritage, Registered as an EEIG (Economic was founded in 1993 to have a unified representation in light of new legislation emerging from Brussels. European Interest Group) in Paris in 1999 and achieving observer status at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) in 1997, as the first organisation within the picture industry to do so, CEPIC now represents over 1,000 picture agencies and photo libraries in 18 countries across Europe, both within and outside the European Union. Also a member of IPTC since 2005, CEPIC's membership includes large and smaller stock photo libraries, major photo news agencies, art galleries and museums.