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Following a mailing from Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram), we are getting a lot of questions from affiliates. Meta has announced that it has… arrow-right

30-5-2024

AI OPT OUT NOW

De Federatie Beeldrechten presents: Opt Out Now! A new initiative that puts control of one’s copyrighted work back in the hands of the author. Artificial intelligence (AI)… arrow-right

As of 31 March 2024, Dutch authors can benefit from the resale right in Australia! This means that when any of their works are resold in Australia,… arrow-right

Pictoright uses the option of making a rights reservation within the purposes of Article 15o Copyright Act and Article 4 DSM Directive. Pictoright believes that prior permission… arrow-right

Dutch copyright association Pictoright has summoned Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, for copyright infringement. The company is not fulfilling its legal obligations to visual… arrow-right

For some time Pictoright has been concerned with the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially where the risks of training generative AI on works of our affiliates are… arrow-right

Although the summer vacations are in full swing, Pictoright is not standing still. For example, we have again updated our FAQ with our latest insights on AI… arrow-right

Pictoright magazine number 29 is out now! In this issue we focus extensively on the developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence; we introduce you to a number… arrow-right

The additional distribution of the collective rights has been finalized. You will find the credit note and accompanying breakdown in your ‘mypictoright-acocunt’ or you will receive it… arrow-right

Following the Evaluation of the Copyright Contracts Act in 2020, a new proposal has been submitted to the Council of State: the Strengthening of Copyright Contracts… arrow-right

The European Parliament in Brussels recently passed the so-called ‘AI Act’ – a law that will regulate (the development of) Artificial Intelligence. This act includes new clauses that… arrow-right

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Pop Art artist Andy Warhol infringed on copyright protection rules when he created a series of silkscreens based on… arrow-right

Within European legislative bodies, a lot of hard work is being done on regulations that are going to apply to artificial intelligence: the so-called “AI Act”. Last… arrow-right

  On Monday, March 20, Diederik van Leeuwen was appointed president of Pictoright. He succeeds Bart Drenth, who resigned the chairmanship after becoming director of art and… arrow-right

  Next quarter the post-repartition will take place. If relevant to you, this will include the collective fees not previously paid to you over the years 2017… arrow-right

Together with the BBK, BNO, BOK, DuPho, Kunstenbond, NVJ/NVF and Platform BK, Pictoright has founded the Federatie Beeldrechten. From today you can visit the website! Image creators… arrow-right

Visual artist Peim van der Sloot (Utrecht, 1986) has been affiliated with Pictoright for his individual rights since 2020. In this video he talks about his work and… arrow-right

Pictoright has taken note of the ruling in the case of Dijkstra v. Dutch News, which has understandably caused some unrest among photographers. For details of this… arrow-right

  /app/assets/Logo-animatie-v3-19201080.mp4   It is Pictoright’s pleasure to invite you to attend the launch event of the Image Rights Federation on Thursday, February 16, at Pakhuis de… arrow-right

Pictoright has recently been receiving regular messages from creators concerned about developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). For example, makers are sounding the alarm that their work is… arrow-right

Was your work used in French books, newspapers, magazines or television programs in 2022? Then fill out the forms you can find here: https://pictoright.nl/downloads/downloads-voor-makers/ and send… arrow-right

The December collective rights distribution has been completed. Go to the MyPictoright portal to view your credit note and the specification. Collective rights distribution 2021 In… arrow-right

12-1-2023

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Pictoright magazine #28 was recently published, and the affiliates who live in the Netherlands have already been able to find it on the mat. In this issue,… arrow-right

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Meta’s “opt-out”: invullen of niet?

Following a mailing from Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram), we are getting a lot of questions from affiliates. Meta has announced that it has changed its terms of use so that Meta can now use all uploads and private data of its users to train its AI. If you don’t want this, you can use an ‘opt-out’. By submitting a form, you can request Meta not to use your uploads, searches and private data to train their AI. You can do this through your Facebook or Instagram account settings. Authors are now wondering whether it is advisable to make use of this.

We have strong objections where Meta’s opt-out option is concerned. First, because as far as we are concerned, it is preferable to manage your opt-out centrally as an author, rather than having to use the tools of each specific AI company – that certainly seems impractical for authors in the long run. A good opt-out should be low-threshold, centrally organised in a collective manner, and should be able to apply to an entire body of work. This is why the Federatie Beeldrechten recently launched Opt Out Now!

Moreover, Meta’s opt-out applies only to anything you upload yourself, and not to work of yours uploaded by others. Thus, Meta indicates it can still process your data if you or your details appear in photos or captions. So, it is not all-encompassing. There is also the question of whether third parties, other than Meta, can still train on your data after your request. Finally, it is a very tedious process, with your (substantiated) request also having to be ‘approved’ by Meta. This is obviously not the intention: an author should be able to independently choose to opt-out: this should not be subject to the ‘approval’ of the AI developer. A lot of unnecessary barriers are raised by Meta to exercising your rights as an author.

Since there is unfortunately still very little clarity from the legislator about the requirements an opt-out option must meet, despite all the objections, it might still be wise to also sign up directly with Meta as an (additional) option. If you want as much assurance as possible: then by all means use this option. For a higher success rate, we recommend referring to copyright and specifically Section 15o of the Copyright Act. You can also invoke your privacy rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). Please note that this does not mean you are done! For an overview of several opt-out options, see our AI dossier and also register at www.optoutnow.ai.