The younger you are – the more likely you are to dislike watermarks on photos. That is the result of my unscientific poll. I’ve read some articles on watermarks lately, including one at Photoshelter that caused me to think I should publish my own thoughts. Grover Sanschagrin makes the case against watermarks here. He makes […]
Those who follow this site regularly know that I am a strong proponent of Copyright protection from photographers. If you’re someone who doesn’t care if people use your work without your permission, this information won’t be valuable to you. But if you do care about it, you need to know about ImageRights and their new […]
NOTE: This was cross – posted at GoingPro2010.com Do you actually read the Terms of Service Agreements and EULAs that you sign or click “OK” on? I bet you don’t – but you should. Especially if you are a photographer who worries about people taking your images and profiting by them without your permission or […]
Since I often write about photography and Copyright I am painfully aware that not only do most people not understand the notion of Copyright protection, most photographers don’t even know much about it. So it stands to reason that having some additional tools will help both groups. When a client buys a print from me, […]
There are some great photographers who we will never hear about. There are some great images we will never see. Why? Because there are those among us who are in stealth mode. They are so afraid of Copyright infringement that they never, ever show their pictures in public. It’s a shame. These photographers are right […]
Well it’s been a while since I had a good old fashioned death threat – so here we go with another post on Copyrights. I’ve read a great deal on the Internet about the so-called “Culture of Sharing.” In a world full of nice, honest people, that would be great. But sorry, the world I […]
I am frankly shocked to learn that most photographers don’t really have a clue when it comes to their rights under Copyright law.
I am NOT shocked to learn that most of the online community is equally ill-informed.
To help set the record straight, I am publishing the information that I personally rely on when making decisions about Copyright. I am not giving legal advice. I am sharing the information that I have received from my attorneys. You should contact a licensed attorney if you have any questions. To that end, I’ll close comments on this post.
The goal of this post is to clear up misconceptions about Copyright law. This is NOT a request for a debate on Copyright. Copyright offers serious legal protection to photographers, and it does so regardless of whether or not people agree with the concept. Continue reading