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INDUSTRY NEWS

DEDICATED PHOTO LICENSING SOFTWARE A WORLD FIRST
Photo Toolbox Ltd has today launched the world’s first dedicated photo licensing software, LicensePro, that is designed to make the process of photo licensing simpler for professional photographers and their clients.
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GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES REVIEW OF NZ COPYRIGHT ACT
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today released the terms of reference for a review of the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.
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IPTC RELEASES RESULTS OF 2016 SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO METADATA TEST
Important image metadata is not retained in images after upload to some of the most popular social media sites, according to a study by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC). The missing data includes key copyright and identification information as well as descriptive data about the image.
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FEATURES & COLUMNS

NEW PRODUCTS: SONY A7R III
Sony has today introduced an impressive addition to their full-frame mirrorless camera lineup, the α7R III. Thanks to an evolutionary leap in image processing power and efficiency, the new α7R III combines a high-resolution 42.4 MP back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor with impressive shooting speeds at up to 10 fps with full AF/AE tracking, as well as beautiful image and 4K video quality, wide 15-stop dynamic range, high sensitivity with noise reduction of almost a full stop and more.
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LEGAL MATTERS: COPYRIGHT AND COMMISSIONED WORKS
One of the most important parts of the New Zealand Copyright Act for photographers, designers, artists, software developers and other creators of original works - and their clients - is the "Commissioning Rule". This Rule (contained in section 21(3) of the NZ Copyright Act 1994) provides that, where an original work is created on a client's instructions for a fee (or other reward), then the client (not the creator) owns the copyright in the work.
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NEW PRODUCTS: SONY A9
Sony Electronics has today introduced their new revolutionary digital camera, the α9. The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new α9 offers a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created - mirrorless, SLR or otherwise.
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