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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...
New style illustration
posted by fengai - 30th of december, 2013
My new bright illustration experimenting with style drawing My new characters animal .. illustration .. I do not know what is the style? I saw the outline drawings and bright elements What is this style?... More...
Fantastic sale...
posted by fabioconcetta - 3rd of october, 2013
I sold the rights to a picture at the minimum price of $ 250, and the sale is made immediately. I sincerely thank those who believed in the value of my illustrations. I report the illustration "twin" that I sold, obviously do not possess... 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...
A most lucky day
posted by joe1971 - 3rd of september, 2013
Today, when I opened my computer and log in Dreams time as usually, A big surprise just waiting for me. That is my first sell a Se-El photo since I start to sell my photos at 4th April 2008. Today is my most lucky day till now. My... 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...
SR-EL sold....woooow!!!
posted by libux77 - 26th of march, 2013
Today a dream has become true!!! I have had my first SR-EL sell....it is or better it was an illustration. It has been sold for $400 and my revenue was $228 I thought it was impossible for me ....instead life is unpredictable!... More...
Again SelltheRights SALE !!!
posted by tmarchev - 2nd of march, 2013
First i want to thank you to all who supports me Dreamstime THANK YOU SO MUCH !!! Thanks to all buyers and wish to all contributors success ! Today i have 2nd sale with SR license... first sale is: Approved On:... 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...
I'm confused. Can you help?
posted by fantasyart - 17th of october, 2012
Sorry if my question is obvious, but I have not found an answer to this question. My question is this: What are the rights to be activated when you submit a photo or illustration? - Web Usage (W-EL) - Print Usage (P-EL) - Sell... 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...
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