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Copyright or Copycat?
posted by ellenboughn - 19th of september, 2007
“If I have seen further (than other men), it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants,” is a quote attributed to Isaac Newton in reference to his dependency on Galileo’s and Kepler’s work in physics and astronomy. There is... More...
Nothing but editorials
posted by tempestz - 21st of january, 2014
One of the easiest ways to sell pictures of people doing things is to submit them as an editorial image because you don't need a model release when used in this context. The alternative is to arrange for a model and set up planned... More...
Refused city scapes.
posted by mattiao - 6th of september, 2013
Dear all, I am a new contributor and I don't understand why many of the pictures of towns I have uploaded have been refused because: " The image contains elements that might be protected by copyright/trademark...". For example most... More...
How you can become copyright free - learn the industries secrets
posted by nikitu - 3rd of september, 2013
How many times did you get a rejection because you forgot to remove a license plate, an iPhone button or a tiny artwork on a wall behind you main subject? When shooting people, the protocol is simple (have a model release printed,... More...
The Low-Down on Legal Language
posted by xixinxing - 30th of august, 2013
There is a recent trend among agencies to shift the legality requirement to the copyright holder who is sending the work to the agent, aka the photographer. A lot of this is practical. The agent cannot certify that a model/property... More...
Space Copyrighting!
posted by elianehaykal - 23rd of may, 2013
Check out this article, not related to photos but to music: The Economist article How interesting was that?! & I loved CHRIS HADFIELD :D More...
Current Google Controversy
posted by enigmacypher - 18th of january, 2013
Many of you may be aware of the recent controversy that has come up regarding images provided via Google Drive. If you have not yet heard about this, please do some reading as the outcome may have wide reaching effects throughout... More...
Promoting Your Stock Photography - Social Networking Pitfalls
posted by transformx - 16th of december, 2012
I am new to DT and am pleasantly surprised to see that DT has in place a system for unauthorized usage. This begs the question of how and when to promote your own stock photography on other venues - particularly FaceBook, Twitter and... More...
Fight copyright infringement
posted by dudau - 23rd of november, 2012
How to report copyright infringement on social media websites By now, you must know about our reporting copyright infringement tool and perhaps you're already familiar with how to spot your images used without license. You should... More...
Can this be true about Facebook? !
posted by chanevy - 26th of october, 2012
My friend had this notice on her status, which I did put on my personal timeline. Doesn't seem like it could possibly true, but there have been so many people stealing IP that I thought it couldn't hurt. "You are hereby notified... More...
Plain Stealing
posted by elianehaykal - 26th of october, 2012
So... I was informed yesterday by a dear friend that my husband's image is posted on Facebook: ArtPics Image It came complete with a "Wow! Please share this photo" description! It was credited to someone else, not to Georges... More...
Blogger goes ape over agency “extortion” letter
posted by alistaircotton - 12th of october, 2012
Copywriting expert and blogger, Ryan Healy has posted about what he feels are extortionary tactics used by a traditional stock agency to claim damages from images used on websites unlawfully. As a copywriting professional, Healy... More...
Keep an eye out for your images being used illegally
posted by bcritchley - 24th of september, 2012
I have today carried out a search of my images using Google's image search. Found lots being used with watermarks and subsequently used DT's "report misuse" tab in the management area, you should do the same if you find infringements.... More...
Successful Defense of Copyright Violation
posted by lostarts - 8th of june, 2012
I did a Google Image search early this past week of my ten best selling images and found several instances of them being used illegally. They were on Facebook, Blogspot and two private web sites. In the case of the private web... More...
Image misuse can be a very expensive mistake
posted by enigmacypher - 4th of may, 2012
While browsing the Internet, I came across an article from February 2011 about a company that made a costly mistake when they used an image without permission on their website, and that image was registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.... More...
Pinterest and Stock Photography
posted by enigmacypher - 26th of april, 2012
Pinterest is a social networking site that has been gaining a lot of following in recent months. For those of you not familiar with the site, it is basically a place where people share things they have found online with others. It... More...
91k Views
posted by mary981 - 31st of december, 2011
91k views and counting... and only 3 sales. Did an image search and it's being used everywhere with the DT logo right there clear as crystal. Though I'd love to have a sale for each appearance, I admit it's cool to see my image everywhere.... More...
Tip: Taking Care with the Use of Brandnames
posted by peanutroaster - 2nd of december, 2011
Is that business man really giving a "PowerPoint" or is he giving a slide presentation? Is that woman "Googling" or surfing the Internet? Are those really "Lego" in the photo or some other brand of building bricks? Is your dog wearing... More...
Information wants to be free...
posted by peanutroaster - 21st of november, 2011
The meme in today's Web driven world is that information wants to be free. From state secrets to the hottest music or newest movie, the concept that everything should be free has somehow entered our collective mindset. The middle... More...
Google - Do no evil?
posted by peanutroaster - 13th of october, 2011
Google is famous for its motto "do no evil" but when it comes to copyright protection individual creators, I would argue they are in league with the devil. Google Images allows one to search the web for images based on keyword... More...
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