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The PLUS Coalition is an international non-profit organization with a tightly focused mission: to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.

Organized by respected associations, leading companies, standards bodies, scholars and industry experts, the PLUS Coalition is operated by and for all communities involved in creating, distributing, using and preserving images. Spanning more than seventy countries, these diverse stakeholders have collaborated to develop both the PLUS Registry and a system of industry standards that together make it easier to communicate, understand and manage images.

The PLUS Coalition exists at the crossroads between technology, commerce, the arts, preservation and education. More Info.

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Get Your Free Listing in the PLUS Registry! The non-profit PLUS Registry is a global online resource that provides instant identification of image creators, image rights holders, images and related image rights information. Visit the PLUS Registry Beta site now at www.PLUSregistry.org.

PHOTOPLUS EXPO. Register now for PPE in New York City, October 22-24. Largest photo/imaging show in North America, over 220 exhibitors, over 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, special events. More.

DMLA Conference 2015. "Unplug, Connect and Engage" at the DMLA Conference 2015 in Jersey City, NJ, Oct 25-27. Meet with and learn from the people who shape the image licensing industry. Always a great event. More.

Visual Connections New York 2015. Visual Connections New York is the leading professional development event for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. Oct 28 at the Metro Pavilion in NYC. More.

Visual Resources Association Survey. If you are a professional engaged in creating or managing images in the cultural heritage or commercial sectors, please participate in the VRA Professional Status Survey.

PLUS in the US Copyright Office Report. The US Register of Copyrights repeatedly references the successes of the PLUS Coalition in her report "Orphan Works and Mass Digitization" released in June 2015. Read the report.

Imagewiki joins PLUS. Imagewiki is working to compensate photographers and businesses for unlicensed uses on the web, and will collaborate with PLUS in linking images to rights holders and rights information. Visit imagewiki at www.imagewiki.org

ascribe joins PLUS. leveraging the bitcoin blockchain, Ascribe helps creators to manage their valuable digital creations by providing secure attribution, easy sharing and visibility. www.ascribe.io

MOCA joins PLUS. The Ministry of Copyright, Cultural and Creators’ Assets is a leading international business consulting company specialising within the media industry. Experts in copyright legislation, technology and business affecting the creative industry, MOCA provides strategic and operational advice alongside automated technical solutions to deliver successful sales opportunities and increased brand exposure.www.themoca.co.uk

NPPA Supports PLUS. The National Press Photographers Association (a founding member of the PLUS Coalition) has made a significant grant of funding to PLUS in 2014. PLUS thanks NPPA for its long term membership and support.

Global Image Directory. PLUS member picturehouse invites your participation in a public beta test of a new global resource for stills and motion. More.

PLUS Update - Watch the Business As Unusual webinar on the PLUS Registry - Free access courtesy of PLUS Leadership Circle Member ASMP:

UK Intellectual Property Office Suggests PLUS. The UK IPO publishes a major report entitled "Digital
Copyright Exchange Feasibility Study
," in which the UK Government suggests that the PLUS Registry could be the foundation underlying a Digital Content Exchange system in the UK.

PLUS Registry Launches Browser Lookup of PLUS IDs Now in Beta testing at www.PLUSregistry.org, the PLUS Registry allows for lookups of PLUS IDs written in URL format, such as http://plus-id.org/[your ID here]. To register and to reserve your PLUS ID and custom PLUS IDs, visit the Registry at www.PLUSregistry.org.

AuthSMTP supports PLUS with a generous contribution of SMTP services for the PLUS website, PLUS Registry, PLUSnews and other outbound PLUS email communications. AuthSMTP is the leading provider of global authenticated SMTP email services. Visit AuthSMTP at www.AuthSMTP.com...

UserVoice Supports PLUS, providing UserVoice Feedback and Helpdesk for the PLUS Registry. UserVoice is the most effective way for software companies and web app developers to incorporate feedback tools into their product websites, extending feedback channels to give users an easy way to voice their thoughts on new features, roadmaps, etc. More.

PLUS Supports the Embedded Metadata Manifesto, to encourage the embedding of descriptive and rights based information into digital media files. Learn more EMM.

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IPTC-PLUS Photo Metadata Toolkit. The IPTC-PLUS Photo Metadata Toolkit for Adobe Creative Suite includes easy to use IPTC-PLUS Metadata panels for Adobe Bridge plus comprehensive user guidelines for these panels and the file-info panels already built into CS products. Learn more, and download the free IPTC-PLUS Toolkit.

See the latest PLUSnews, our e-newsletter offering updates, commentary and other information about the PLUS Coalition and the PLUS standards. PLUSnews is distributed by email and is also available online. For a free subscription, contact info@useplus.org.

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The PLUS Picture Licensing Glossary 1.0
The authoritative desktop reference volume for everyone engaged in creating, distributing, using or preserving images.
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PLUS appreciates the support of participants in more than seventy countries. We especially thank our most significant contributors, the PLUS "Leadership Circle" for providing an extraordinary level of financial and logistical support: