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Some of you aren’t regular listeners to our podcast.  The changes to Facebook have many concerned, so we excerpted this interview so you can listen to these important opinions. Is the problem real? Yep… even the feds have gotten involved. If you post photos to Facebook, be sure to listen.

Photographers are giving up even more rights by posting to the social network.  We went straight to the top to get a leading legal expert.  Terry Hart, the Director of Legal Policy for the Copyright Alliance breaks through the hype and rumors and walks us through the real repercussions.

Rich and Terry discuss:

  • Why is this Facebook change creating such a buzz
  • Why Facebook wants your content
  • What are you granting Facebook to do with your content?
  • What Facebook says they will do versus what the terms of service says they can do
  • Suggestions on how to protect your interests when using a social network
  • Why watermarking your content won’t protect you
  • Can you change your mind and “un-post” content?
  • How to use 3rd party sites to share links
  • Why is this becoming  a legal issue and Congress getting involved?
  • How can groups like the Copyright Alliance and American Society of Media Photographers help?
  • Where can you go to learn more about copyright

Join the conversation! 11 Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Jesse Gross Photography and commented:
    More on the Facebook photographs/copyright buzz

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  2. This is so important, and creators seem so unaware (or so uncaring) that ownership of their content is spiraling out of their control. Thanks for this (frightening) information about Facebook’s efforts to own our souls; I hope you’ll keep posting on this in future, and focus on other social networks as well.

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  3. I never post high definition photos on my fb page or on my blog. I expect people to steal them. My customers now that they get the real deal.

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  4. If you’re serving a thumbnail or low resolution version of your image, isn’t that image still useful for FB advertisers who use small/thumbnail images for their sidebar adds?

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About Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based in Washington, D.C. He is the Publisher of Photofocus and Creative Cloud User as well as an author on Lynda.com. Rich has authored several books including From Still to Motion, Understanding Photoshop, Professional Web Video, and Creating DSLR Video.

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