Europe Adopts Tough New Online Copyright Rules Over Tech Industry Protests – The New York Times

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 […]

Alleged Copyright Infringer Hits Back Against Photographer Tom Hussey | PDNPulse

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Article 13: If You Want To Force Google to Pay Artists More, Force Google to Pay Artists More | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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 […]

Internet Copyright – The Wild West – Newsshooter

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

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 […]

Photographer Sues Zillow for Scraping His Real Estate Photos

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.