Copyright Troll Richard Liebowitz May Have Cost His Client A Ton Of Money, And Set An Expensive Precedent For Copyright Trolls | Techdirt

Copyright Troll Richard Liebowitz May Have Cost His Client A Ton Of Money, And Set An Expensive Precedent For Copyright Trolls | Techdirt Translated: If Mango/Liebowitz’s final judgment is less favorable than the ~$1,000 Democracy Now! offered under Rule 68, then Mango is on the hook for all of Democracy Now’s legal fees incurred after […]

R.I.P. Rights-Managed – Thoughts of a Bohemian

R.I.P. Rights-Managed – Thoughts of a Bohemian Just a day after Shutterstock revealed declining profits, a Getty Images email sent to its contributors worldwide made its way to social media and public forum. In it, Getty explains that it will soon transform all remaining rights-managed images into Royalty-Free and cease accepting new ones. “”We have […]

Adobe Wants to Help Authenticate Your Photos. What Should Photographers Think? – PhotoShelter Blog

Adobe Wants to Help Authenticate Your Photos. What Should Photographers Think? – PhotoShelter Blog Adobe’s motivation for addressing this problem seems sincere, and they undoubtedly have many smart people thinking about the issue. Hopefully they will be able to persuade a critical mass of companies to join the initiative and develop and deploy the technologies […]

Two Photographers Sue NYC Parks for Publicizing ‘Unearthed’ 1978 Photos

Two Photographers Sue NYC Parks for Publicizing ‘Unearthed’ 1978 Photos Two former photographers for the New York Times have filed a lawsuit against New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, accusing the department of copyright infringement after NYC Parks “unearthed” a long-lost trove of photos from the 1970s and then wildly publicized them without […]

Major CASE Act Copyright Legislation Passed by Senate Judiciary Committee

Major CASE Act Copyright Legislation Passed by Senate Judiciary Committee This is a major step forward for the copyright legislation, which was introduced by a bi-partisan group of senators from Louisiana, North Carolina, Illinois and Hawaii. As of now, defending your copyrights means taking your case to federal court—a complicated and expensive proposition. If passed, […]

Photog Threatens Copyright Infringement Suit for Unauthorized Use of Ilhan Omar Portrait | PDNPulse

Photog Threatens Copyright Infringement Suit for Unauthorized Use of Ilhan Omar Portrait | PDNPulse Photographer Jason Grow is demanding payment from an advocacy group that used one of his portraits in a politically charged fundraising ad without permission, and will sue for willful copyright infringement if the group ignores a May 8 deadline, according to […]

We All Work for Facebook

We All Work for Facebook Today’s media is ruled by a handful of corporations with enormous market power. One thing that makes these companies so valuable is how few people they employ, relatively speaking, for each dollar earned. A New York Times analysis last year found that Facebook makes just a hair under $635,000 in profit […]