Photographer Says Artist Stole His Photo, Artist Claims ‘Remix’ South African photographer Graeme Williams was attending the opening of the Johannesburg Art Fair earlier this month when he was shocked to see his own photo on a gallery wall with credit being given to African American artist Hank Willis Thomas.
Europe just voted to wreck the internet, spying on everything and censoring vast swathes of our communications / Boing Boing Lobbyists for “creators” threw their lot in with the giant entertainment companies and the newspaper proprietors and managed to pass the new EU Copyright Directive by a hair’s-breadth this morning, in an act of colossal […]
Federal Court Reinstates Photographers’ Copyright Claim Against AP, NFL | PDNPulse A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a long-disputed copyright infringement claim against Associated Press (AP) and the National Football League (NFL), after the seven photographers involved in the case argued that a lower court erred in dismissing their claims.
EU Copyright Directive vote: Articles 11 and 13 approved – The Verge Those in favor say they’re fighting for content creators, but critics say the new laws will be ‘catastrophic’
Be Wary of the Wellcome Photography Prize – PhotoShelter Blog Until that time, photographers should be wary of the Wellcome Photography Prize and its less than welcoming terms and conditions.
Online Photos Can’t Be Used Without Permission, EU Court Rules A Virginia federal court sparked quite a controversy among photographers last month when it ruled that copying photos found on the Internet is fair use. Now a European Union court has just issued a landmark ruling that states you can’t simply republish a photo because […]
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Would-be Heirs Petition Again for Rights to Vivian Maier Estate | PDNPulse Petitioners claiming to be the legal heirs of photographer Vivian Maier are once again back in court, this time with 300 pages of genealogical evidence to support their claim, according to attorney (and former photographer) David Deal. “There’s no doubt” they are blood […]
I Opted Out at 500px But Getty Images is Selling My Photos Anyway I immediately went back in to my 500px settings to check the licensing option, but this was definitely turned off. I then raised a support request with 500px to ask for the image to be removed and also explain why, despite opting […]
MEPs reject controversial copyright law – BBC News MEPs have voted to reject a controversial copyright law in its current form, deciding to return to the issue in September.
Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then using it without permission on a commercial website can be considered fair use.
500px Nukes 1M+ Creative Commons Photos 500px just shut down its Marketplace stock photo platform in favor of selling photos directly through Getty Images and VCG, as the company announced a month ago. And as part of the major change, 500px has wiped out over 1 million of the Creative Commons photos photographers had uploaded […]
Article 13 : What does it mean for photos ? – Kaptur Just this past week, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs approved amendments to EU’s Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Among which is included the infamous Article 13 which ” creates an obligation on information society service providers storing and giving access to large […]
‘Disastrous’ copyright bill vote approved – BBC News They voted to approve the controversial Article 13, which critics warn could put an end to memes, remixes and other user-generated content.
Photographers Organize Against New York Times Rights Grab | PDNPulse New York Times contributors have organized against an attempted rights grab by the newspaper, issued in the form of a work-for-hire contract for the production of drone footage. Through social media, several prize-winning photographers who shoot for the Times are urging fellow photographers not to […]
Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul | Ars Technica “Modern copyright rules fit for the digital age” is how the European Commission describes its proposals for the first major overhaul of EU copyright law since 2001. But a wide range of startups and industry, academic, digital activist and human rights groups believe […]
The EU’s Copyright Proposal is Extremely Bad News for Everyone, Even (Especially!) Wikipedia | Electronic Frontier Foundation The pending update to the EU Copyright Directive is coming up for a committee vote on June 20 or 21 and a parliamentary vote either in early July or late September. While the directive fixes some longstanding problems […]
5 Common Copyright Misconceptions Held by Photographers – PhotoShelter Blog The most recent version of the Copyright Law of the United States (December 2016) weighs in at a whopping 354 pages. And while there are areas of ambiguity, the basics and benefits of copyright registration for photographers are well-documented. Unfortunately, well-documented doesn’t mean well-understood, so […]
Your Copyright Registration Fee Might Double to $100 – PhotoShelter Blog But after hiring Booz Allen to complete a cost study analysis, the Copyright Office has proposed increasing the fee to $100 per registration while maintaining the 750 image limit. The fee was last raised in 2014 from $35 to $55.
Licensed or Not? A Closer Look at the Fox News Flood Footage Fiasco – PhotoShelter Blog A Fox News spokesperson told PetaPixel via email that they used “APTN as the source for the images on all our coverage over the weekend – including the photo in question. We licensed the footage through AP’s licensing service, […]