The european directive on copyright has been approved. what will it mean for photo agencies and independent photographers?
That’s it; it’s done. The European Directive on Copyright is passed, and along with it, the infamous “Article 13”, now Article 17 in the latest document. However, what will it mean for photo agencies and independent photographers?
ImageRights, a visual search firm that assists photographers in identifying unauthorized photo usage online, has added a free service level in addition to the paid tiers they currently offer. At no charge, a photographer can upload up to 10,000 photos to ImageRights. The company will then continuously monitor news sites, popular blogs and other online locations for usage of those photos and generate a report for the photographer when a match is found. If the usage is an infringement, then starting next month the photographer can opt for ImageRights to handle the extraction of compensation from the offending site, with the revenue being split between the photographer and the company.
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