Posts Tagged ‘copyright’

Should Artists Be Different From Inventors When It Comes to Intellectual Property?

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Back in 2012, the Republican Study Committee caused widespread debate over intellectual property law after publishing and then pulling a paper on copyright reform. Derek Khanna, the conservative staffer behind the paper, was fired by the committee shortly afterward.

He may have lost the platform afforded by the RSC, but Khanna is still pushing to have his views on copyright reform heard. His latest writings continue to cause quite a discussion on how copyright should be handled in the United States.
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Facepalm: Someone Stole Photos from the Person Who Runs Photo Stealers

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It was bound to happen eventually, but it still caught us by surprise when it did. Found last night and published earlier today, Photo Stealers’ Corey Ann discovered that one of her images had been used by another ‘photographer’ who is passing off a whole bunch of other photographers’ images as her own. Read more…

Tour Manager: Concert Photogs Who Want Payment for Social Media Use Can ‘F*** Off’

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One would think that those in the photography and music industries would act as allies — both industries, after all, are built upon the hard work or artists and storytellers who have spent years honing their craft.

However, all too often, they wind up butting heads as was the case with the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus story two days ago and, now, with this Facebook rant from a major band’s tour manager. Read more…

Band Responds to Copyright Controversy, Believes All Digital Art Should be Free

The original Facebook post that started the whole debacle.

The original Facebook post that started the whole debacle.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus has responded to the copyright controversy we told you about earlier today… sort of. We didn’t receive a response directly from them, but because of the massive amount of attention the story has gotten both here and on Reddit, the band posted an interesting response to their Facebook. Read more…

Band Responds in the Worst Way Possible After Stealing Photographer’s Work

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In the beginning of April, Sydney-based photographer Rohan Anderson found himself embroiled in a nasty back-and-forth with the band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus over a photo of his they had used without credit or permission.

Often, when you let someone know they’ve infringed on your copyright, you get an apology and an offer to make things right. This is not what happened to Anderson. Read more…

Defendant Ends Up Owner of Iconic Photo After a Counter-Suit Settlement

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In a somewhat interesting turn of events regarding an extremely well-known photograph of former football star Desmond Howard, it has been settled that Howard will now be owner of the photograph, originally captured by photographer Brian Masck. Read more…

Final Settlement Has Been Made In Richard Prince Lawsuit

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“Re-Photographer” Richard Prince is back in the spotlight again — this time hopefully for the final time — after a final settlement was reached in his five-year-long legal back-and-forth with photographer Patrick Cariou. Read more…

Twitter Accounts Dedicated to Crediting & Debunking Viral Photos Picking Up Steam

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In a world where viral photo sharing accounts (such as HistoryInPics) are popping up at an insane pace, it’s a necessity that there be counterparts that do their best to verify, fact-check, and credit the images these accounts share.

This increasingly necessary job has recently been taken over by a small group of accounts dedicated to doing exactly that: verifying the legitimacy of the images being shared, and making sure the original creator of the images is being properly credited. Read more…

Getty Embed Tool Already Subverted: You Can Crop Out the Credit Line

Update: It looks like it’s already been fixed. Kudos to Getty for the quick response.


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Getty’s embed tool has been live for less than 24 hours and ALREADY somebody has figured out how it can be taken advantage of. It turns out that all it takes is some extremely simple code to remove attribution entirely. Read more…

Some Thoughts on Getty’s Embed Tool

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So Getty Images has made some waves with the announcement of its embedding “feature” to allow non-commercial use of their images without a watermark.  This move is bound to kick off some interesting discussions on the state of photography in a digital sharing age. Read more…