Digital Media Licensors relate pain caused by COVID-19


As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered normal business, more than 30 members of the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) shared the effects the crisis is having on the visual media industry. The digital media licensors connected in a members-only webinar moderated by Thomas Smith (Gado Images), chairman of the 2020 DMLA Education and Programs Committee. Participants […]

DMLA Announces New Executive Director

The Digital Medial Licensing Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Vitt as Executive Director. Ms. Vitt brings a unique set of skills to DMLA, with significant experience in journalism, international marketing & communications, non-profit trade association management, event planning and content generation. Her strong strategic, communications and administrative skills match the evolving […]

DMLA New Board Member Q & A – Bobby Dicks of CNN

DMLA: Bobby, congratulations to you personally, as a new DMLA board member. How did you get into the licensing industry? Bobby: I started in the stock/content licensing industry 20 years ago as a sales assistant, answering phones at FPG. I very quickly realized that this was a special industry and I wanted to grow with […]

New Board Member Q & A – Josiane Faubert of Picha Stock

Rick: Josiane, congratulations to you personally, as a new DMLA board member. How did you get into the licensing industry? Josiane: Thank you for the opportunity. I got into the licensing industry pretty much out of frustration. The market, in general, lacked diversity and seemed to reinforce many stereotypes, especially regarding Africa and Afrocentric communities. […]

Copyright & AI Symposium Q&A with Nancy Wolff

Rick: Nancy, you get to have all the fun! Recently you attended the all day symposium co-sponsored by the United States Copyright Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization on Copyright & Artificial Intelligence in DC. Nancy: As a copyright geek, it was a version of fun, but mostly something I have been thinking about […]

A Brief on the Supreme Court Google v Oracle Amicus Brief

DMLA joined nine other organizations that represent authors, artists, and other creators across the spectrum of copyright discipline in filing an amicus brief before the Supreme Court on behalf of Oracle in the ongoing Oracle v. Google case. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case on two questions 1. Whether copyright protection extends to […]

Google Images Takes Next Step With New Licensable Badge

Today, Google Images took the next step towards the introduction of the “Licensable” badge with a letter and developer notes shared with members of the DMLA, CEPIC and IPTC. The current version of the “Licensable” badge was introduced at our 24th Annual Conference last October in Los Angeles. In 2018, Google Images introduced the integration […]

DMLA New Member Q&A – WGBH

Rick: Alison, congratulations to you as the new DMLA board member repping our new ACSIL members. How did you get into the licensing industry? Alison: I started in television production in the 1980’s and was lucky enough to work on the landmark documentary series “Vietnam: A Television History” as my first job. That’s where I […]

DMLA & ACSIL Join Forces to Create Stronger Trade Association for Licensing Industry

The Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) and the Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors (ACSIL) are coming together to lead advocacy, education and community building for licensors, their partners and the creators they represent.  Contact: Rick Gell NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2019 /Press Release/  — The leading trade association for moving-image licensors, 17-year-old ACSIL […]

Annual Visual Artists Meeting Update

In the theme of tradition, on December 4, 2019 DMLA participated in the annual in-person meeting of the Coalition of Visual Artists, held in Washington, D.C. Chaired by Alicia Calzada of the National Press Photographers Association along with all the heads and legal counsel of the major visual arts trade associations and organizations in North […]