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.