Posts Tagged ‘licensing’

Man Who Shot South Carolina Police Shooting Wants $10,000 Per Use

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A white police officer in South Carolina is facing murder charges after shooting an unarmed black man in the back and killing him as he ran away. A bystander named Feidin Santana witnessed the whole incident on April 4th and managed to capture cell phone footage, which then became widely seen around the world and sparked fresh new outrage about police brutality.

Now, nearly two weeks after the shooting, the video is at the center of a new discussion: news outlets are being asked for a $10,000 fee if they wish to share the video.
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Flickr Now Lets You Add Public Domain Photos and Release Shots to the Public Domain

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Last week SpaceX posted its photos to Flickr and released them to the public domain. Unfortunately for the company, Flickr didn’t have any public domain designation they could use, so even though SpaceX founder Elon Musk said the photos were public domain, the images were shared under a Creative Commons license that required attribution.

That has now changed. Flickr announced yesterday that it has created two new options for members in the copyright dropdown panel: public domain and CC0, which allows users to release content to the public domain.
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SpaceX is Now Publishing Its Photos Into the Public Domain Thanks to a Tweet

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NASA is a government agency, so the photographs it creates are released to the public domain and can be used by anyone for any purpose. Now that private companies such as SpaceX are getting involved in space exploration and collaborating with NASA, the copyright of mission photos becomes a little more murky.

All that cleared up in a big way this past weekend: SpaceX is following NASA’s lead and will now be releasing photos to the public domain.
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Flickr Takes on 500px and Getty with New Commercial Licensing Platform

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Flickr announced this morning the addition of a new licensing program to their lineup. Describing the program as a way for photographers to “partner with photo agencies, editors, bloggers and other creative minds who are seeking original content,” Flickr seems to be taking strike at 500px and others to get their hand in on the licensing game.

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Motley Crüe Licensing Agreement Won’t Even Let Concert Photographers License Their Own Images

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A couple of days ago, we received an email from a concerned concert photographer who had apparently earned the right to photograph an upcoming Motely Crüe concert.

The photographer, who preferred not to identify him or herself, shared with us what they claimed to be the Red White & Crüe Inc. photography licensing agreement, bringing our attention to wording that seems to indicate photographers can’t even license their own images without the company’s express consent. Read more…

Surviving in the New Economy

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It’s true. Both Neil Leifer and Walter Iooss worked for free.
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external MagCloud is Now Part of Blurb —MagCloud

Blurb and HP-owned MagCloud have entered into an agreement that will transition MagCloud customers over to Blurb over the next six months.

 
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Pixels.com Promises Photographers Full Licensing Control of Their Images

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In an attempt to potentially flip the imaging licensing market on its head, Pixels.com has launched a new platform that puts the photographers in control for a change. By allowing image creators to manage every aspect of the process — from prices, to what the license entails — they’re hoping to completely change who holds the power in the image licensing marketplace. Read more…

500px Prime Goes Live, Will Offer Photogs 70% Off the Top Instead of 30%

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When 500px announced that it was introducing its own photo licensing feature, 500px Prime, the company received a lot of backlash from photographers who thought a 30% cut was far too little.

Well, it looks like 500px was listening. Because Prime went live yesterday with a significantly more favorable payment breakdown. 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…