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New Organization of Dataset Providers Formed

New Organization of Dataset Providers Formed

June 2024

Of Interest to the Information Community

California/New York/Berlin/Tokyo | June 26, 2024

Today, a group of pioneering companies at the forefront of the AI data licensing market announced the formation of the Dataset Providers Alliance (DPA). The DPA brings together seven founding members committed to promoting the responsible and ethical licensing of intellectual property content for AI and ML datasets. The alliance aims to foster collaboration, develop best practices, and advocate for the rights of content creators in the rapidly evolving AI and ML landscape.

The founding members of the DPA include Rightsify, Global Copyright Exchange (GCX), vAIsual, Calliope Networks, ado, Datarade and Pixta AI. These organizations represent a diverse range of content sectors, including music, image, text, video, and voice.

"The launch of the Dataset Providers Alliance marks a significant milestone in the growth and maturation of the AI data licensing market," said Alex Bestall, CEO of Rightsify and GCX. "By bringing together companies that are at the vanguard of this industry, we can work together to address the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of AI and ML. The DPA will serve as a powerful voice for dataset providers, ensuring that the rights of content creators are protected while AI developers get access to large amounts of high quality AI training data."

The DPA's mission is to:

  • Promote transparency and standardization in the licensing of intellectual property content for AI and ML datasets.
  • Educate stakeholders on the importance of responsible and ethical data sourcing and usage practices.
  • Facilitate dialogue and collaboration between dataset providers, AI/ML researchers, and industry partners.
  • Advocate for the rights and interests of content creators and rights holders in the AI and ML ecosystem.
  • Encourage innovation and the development of cutting-edge AI and ML technologies while ensuring the protection of intellectual property rights.

As the AI and ML industries continue to expand and evolve, the DPA is poised to play a critical role in shaping the future of dataset licensing by serving as a crucial link between content providers and technology developers, working to create a more robust, responsible, and sustainable ecosystem for all stakeholders involved.

The DPA’s first initiative will be a white paper outlining dataset licensing standards, which will be published in July. For more information about the Dataset Providers Alliance and its mission, please visit

For additional details and statements from the founding members, see the full text announcement here.