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  • UK lawyers are above law or out of law ?

    by Digikhmer | 15th of July, 2014

      Today, I discovered an amazing thing about the misuse of pictures downloaded illegally on Dreamstime. By a sudden curiosity, I installed a plugin on my internet explorer to search my photos on the internet. After some research, I came across a site called ELSA, an... More
  • The Low-Down on Legal Language

    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 release is legal since the agent was... More
  • Space Copyrighting!

    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
  • Plain Stealing

    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 Kyrillos. This was enough to make me... More
  • Report alleged copyright infringement question

    by Silent47 | 23rd of December, 2011

    Is anybody here who has used this DT feature "Report misuse"?I found one of my picture watermarked and in use on one website and i will like to know what is going to happen with the illegal user. See Article
  • New release templates

    by Demonike | 20th of December, 2011

    We are launching new and improved versions of our branded model and property release forms. The updating process is necessary, because the now outdated documents did make clear all the information we legally require from the signing parties on the present day. It has been... More
  • Taxes from selling photos

    by Silent47 | 27th of October, 2011

    Hello all.Please,can you clarify this for me?I live in Romania and i sell photos on different websites.My question is:I must pay taxes in my country for my incomes from microstock even if on some agencyes i signed tax forms?Please tell me because i dont't find this information... More
  • Is steak tax deducatible? :-)

    by Ejkrouse | 26th of October, 2011

    What sort of materials does everyone declare on their taxes? Ink, paper, etc are all fine, but what about the items you shoot? See Article
  • Marijuana: legalize or not?

    by Gennaro86 | 4th of April, 2011

    Hi In the world, since more time, people talk about the "light drugs" and in particular about the legalization of marijuana and its derived... I think that a controlled legalization can fight the crime, and you? Marijuana: legalize or not? More
  • Sunday 27 - Changing time!

    by Trottola | 23rd of March, 2011

    This blog is dedicated to all people that almost once in their life arrived too late or too early because of the changing legal /solar hour or the opposite. Next sunday many of us will need to change the hours in their watches, going back one hour. This means one hour... More
  • The rights of photographers when in Australia

    by Flexigav | 14th of January, 2011

    Although these laws come from the state of New South Wales, within Australia, they generally apply to the whole nation. First when it comes to privacy, unlike the USA, Australia does not have a Bill of Rights, so our laws are going to be different. In an article by... More
  • Model Release - A Security

    by Thefinalmiracle | 5th of September, 2007

    Seen on this blog are pictures of my relatives which comprise a lot of percentage in my portfolio. Recently I had to disable a picture of a beautiful cousin of mine after a controversy that sparked off wild reactions in India involving usage of pictures for certain applications.... More
  • Online Nomination

    by Thefinalmiracle | 23rd of August, 2007

    Life in today’s world is very risky and unpredictable. We all are covered by life insurance policies as well as medical policies which can cover those risks and other liability factor. Most of them mean business to the insurers but for us as a customer they can be beneficiary... More
  • Is Piracy Out of Control?

    by Petarneychev | 16th of August, 2007

    Piracy... It's a hot issue, but also a very much neglected one (I believe). There have been several threads on the forums throughout the time related to this, but I'm going to be a bit more challenging in my article towards you, myself, and whoever else comes along. :) So,... More
  • Example of why selection criteria is so tight

    by Achilles | 25th of July, 2007

    In an article that (may) receives applause from traditionalists, Chris Ferrone describes an obvious case of sensitive usage associated with Model Release issues (or better said total absence of). Next time you get a refusal based on a legal issue (potential trademark infringement... More

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