Photographer Max Dubler struck a nerve with an article documenting the theft of one of his downhill skateboarding images. After finding a skateboard brand using one of his photos without authorization, he did as he always does – he contacted the offending party and requested a payment of $25 for social media usage. Dubler’s straightforward,…
If you’ve heard of bitcoin, then you’re peripherally familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is a distributed database technology that creates a public ledger of every transaction within the system – perfect for cryptocurrencies that lack a central issuing bank. The foundational technology has also gained the interest of creative industries that believe in the power and…
The Verge published a piece about This is Not Porn, a website run by a Swedish designer Patrik Karlsson that features historical photos of celebrities in non-celebrity contexts. What started as a personal blog has grown over the past 7 years into a website with a social media presence on Twitter (28k followers) – successful…
The intellectual property rights on photographs are protected in different jurisdictions by the laws governing copyright and moral rights. In some cases photography may be restricted by civil or criminal law. Publishing certain photographs can be restricted by privacy or other laws. Photography of certain subject matter can be generally restricted in the interests of public morality and the protection of children.
Copyright is a legal right created by the law of a country that grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights for its use and distribution. This is usually only for a limited time. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, including fair use.
“This was a huge win for artists, photographer, and creators,” White said in the statement. “These photograph were the result of countless hours of time, attention, planning and preparation.”
Is it copyright infringement if someone embeds your tweeted photo into a news article? One UK photographer says “yes,” and he’s taking news company Sky News to court over it in a case photographers should be watching closely.
If you’re posting your images online with any sort of regularity, they’re probably being stolen from time to time—it’s an unfortunate reality of the digital age. And so, photographer Anthony Morganti decided to create this video and share 3 basic ways to search for and find your stolen photos online.
Photo trade groups are applauding the House vote on H.R. 1695. ASMP praised the vote on its web site, and has said in the past that the bill would “help ensure that the Register of Copyrights has the voice and resources needed to implement policy, manage its operations, and organize its information technology in a way that brings the Copyright Office into the 21st century.”
“This complaint is to seek redress against [Goldstein and his company, Vivian Maier Prints Inc.] for their large-scale copyright infringement operations and deceptive acts that have misappropriate the Estate’s copyrighted works, trademark, and intellectual property,” the estate says in its filing.
I’m talking about money or something of real value. Exposure is worthless. Remember, you can’t buy food with exposure and you can’t save your exposure to buy a house.