Meet the Godzilla of copyright infringement: Extended Collective Licensing

posted on 11th of june, 2014

Sure by now you have heard about the potential risk of losing control over your images once you upload them on the Internet (on your blog, Facebook/Twitter/G+ page or even by selling them). Here's an older article here that explains how minor changes in layout can generate a huge mass of copyright infringements, in most cases without people even knowing it.

The content we generate as professionals or amateurs, for commercial means or just for fun should remain ours, at least for the next 72 years.

In April this year a bill was given Royal Assent in UK, which means it's on its way to become a law. If this law goes through it will allow people to...

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Posted by Celiaak on April 27, 2015
Thank you for letting us know, will take the survey for sure. Anyway it is sensless, and a county law that not compatible with international ones. What a mess if a law like this is instated.
Posted by Doubleclick7 on July 03, 2014
If I'm uploading a photo to any social media (not for stock) I always add a copyright big and unmistakable, and I make the photo less than 1000 px at 72 dpi. This way I not only keep my image from being used, I also add a little advertising. If they like it enough to grab it and share it, my business name gets shared as well.
Posted by Egomezta on June 16, 2014
Thanks for sharing, this great and usefull information.

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