EU Copyright Directive puts future of Google News in doubt – 9to5Google The future of Google News in Europe is now in doubt as EU member states approved The EU Copyright Directive. The new law – which could see Google having to pay publishers to include brief snippets in search results – was previously passed […]
Getty Images Sued Yet Again For Trying To License Public Domain Images | Techdirt Well, now we’ve got another lawsuit against Getty over allegedly licensing public domain images. This one was brought by CixxFive Concepts, and… also seems to be a stretch. How much of a stretch? Well, it starts out by alleging RICO violations, […]
Ariana Grande Strikes Back at ‘Greedy’ Photogs with Full Copyright Grab TMZ reports that Grande’s new concert photo policy resulted from years of being “exploited” by people profiting from their concert photos of her.
Europe Adopts Tough New Online Copyright Rules Over Tech Industry Protests – The New York Times On Tuesday, the media industry got some help on that front with the European parliament’s adoption of a copyright law that requires technology platforms to sign licensing agreements with musicians, authors and news publishers in order to post their […]
Supreme Court Denies Co Rentmeester’s Copyright Petition over Nike “Jumpman” | PDNPulse The U.S. Supreme Court has denied photographer Co Rentmeester’s petition for a hearing on his copyright claim against Nike. The high court announced its decision this morning, but gave no reason for its refusal to hear the case.
Alleged Copyright Infringer Hits Back Against Photographer Tom Hussey | PDNPulse A Florida businessman accused by photographer Tom Hussey of copyright infringement has struck back, accusing Hussey of committing “fraud on the court” by repeatedly suing over a photograph that isn’t properly registered. The defendant, Charles Ngo of Miami, charges Hussey and the image tracking […]
RNC Didn’t Infringe Photographer’s Copyright, Montana Judge Rules | PDNPulse The Republican National Committee has fended off a copyright claim in Montana, convincing a judge that unauthorized use of an image to criticize a Democratic candidate was fair use. In a decision that will upset photographers and copyright advocates, Montana judge Dana L. Christensen sided […]
Can Photographers Fight “Fake News” by Asserting Authorship? | PDNPulse What can professional photographers do to make sure their photos are not only seen but also trusted? Fred Ritchin, dean emeritus of the International Center of Photography and author, addressed what he called “the post-photographic challenge” at a salon, sponsored by Visura, the visual storytelling […]
Photographers, Beware: Kodak Subsidiary Is Grabbing Copyrights | PDNPulse A Kodak-owned photo assignment agency is requiring its participating photographers to relinquish all copyrights and moral rights to all assignment images—including outtakes. Photographers must also assume all legal risks of their assignments. And they risk not getting paid if clients don’t like the images they produce.
Beyond “more copyright”: how do we improve artists’ lives and livelihoods through policy? / Boing Boing Last year while I was on tour in Australia with my novel Walkaway, I sat down for an interview with legal scholar Rebecca Giblin (previously), whose Authors’ Interest project studies how we would craft copyright (and other policies) if […]
Under Criticism, National Geographic Backs Off Rights Grab | PDNPulse National Geographic has reached 100 million Instagram followers—and it tried to celebrate with a one-day photo contest that amounted to a massive rights grab.
Google Search Could Ditch All Photo Thumbnails Under EU Copyright Law In September 2018, the European Parliament voted in favor of the highly controversial EU Copyright Directive, which aims to “harmonize” copyright law across Europe. But critics argue the law could destroy the open Web, and now Google is showing an eye-opening look at what […]
Thunderball Clothing Shuttered Due to Outrage from Arch Enemy Photo Ban Photographer J Salmeron of Metal Blast sparked a huge outpouring of support from other photographers and creatives last week after he shared how he was blacklisted by the band Arch Enemy while trying to protect his copyright. Now the clothing business at the center […]
Media Companies Can’t Just Steal Your Social Media Photos: Judge With the explosion of social media and photo sharing, personal pictures commonly go viral and make their way onto major news websites, sometimes without the photographers’ permission. But a judge has just ruled that media companies can’t simply steal social media photos whenever they see […]
Article 13: If You Want To Force Google to Pay Artists More, Force Google to Pay Artists More | Electronic Frontier Foundation Rightsholder groups argue that Article 13 is necessary because Google is underpaying the artists whose work appears on YouTube (and other tech platforms are underpaying for their use of entertainment materials). This is […]
SquareSpace is Officially Screwing Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog Squarespace can’t stop photographers from contributing to Unsplash, but the partnership helps amplify a destructive message: We will build our business off the backs of free content.
Internet Copyright – The Wild West – Newsshooter The internet is still a bit like the Wild West when it comes to copyright. There’s the occasional sheriff wondering around enforcing the law, but for the most part, it’s every man for himself. With so much material on the internet, it’s almost impossible to think that […]
Google and Image Copyright – Thoughts of a Bohemian Since its inception, in 2001, Google Image search did not show much love to those who created photographs. In fact, when subsequently sued for recreating and publishing thumbnails of images on its result page, it fought back and won. A victory that forever helped devalue pictures […]
Google Adds Image Rights Metadata to Photo Search Results Google is taking another big step in protecting photographers’ copyright through the Google Images image search engine: it just added image rights metadata to the photo search results on Google Images.
Photographer Sues Zillow for Scraping His Real Estate Photos The American Genius reports that California/Nevada-based photographer George Gutenberg claims that Zillow scraped photos from Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) and went beyond using the data syndicated to Zillow. This allegedly led to Zillow obtaining Gutenberg’s copyrighted photos and using them without permission on their for-profit website.