Editor's Notes: This is a followup article on the new changes that are pending to Facebook that affect photographers (). At Photofocus, we do not offer legal advice and suggest that you consult with professional groups like ASMP or discuss with your own lawyer. Social media terms of service are a huge discussion for media creators. Recently, Facebook updated their terms effective January 1, 2015 which bring more transparency to how they're collecting and using information. The newly-introduced explains: What others see about you How others … [Read more...] about Facebook’s Privacy Terms for 2015
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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 f 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 … [Read more...] about What You’re Giving Up When You Post to Facebook
Here is the new podcast feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes This week's show is a triple scoop of goodness. We've got three interviews to satisfy your creative, technical, and business needs. Join hosts Rich Harrington and Melissa Niu for interviews with important thought leaders. First up, Rich talks with Tamara Lackey who is a professional photographer, speaker, and author. She focusses on lifestyle photography, from childrens portraits to celebrity portraits. Tamaras work has been … [Read more...] about Photographers Tamara Lackey & Joel Grimes plus Facebook’s New Policy — Photofocus Podcast 9/15/13
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 without sharing those profits with you. By posting images to some of the "sharing" sites ----- you're sharing all right ----- you're sharing a free license that allows most of these sites to profit from your work in return for hosting the … [Read more...] about Giving Up Control of Your Images
Warning - this is a long piece. If you have no interest in protecting your photos, you may not care to read it. If you post your photos/videos online via a commercial service like Flickr, Vimeo, SmugMug, YouTube, etc., you are at some point during the sign-up process going to be asked to click a box that says you agree to the site's "Terms of Service" or TOS. Dollars to doughnuts - if you're like most people, you're NOT going to read the stupid thing. You're just going to click. BAAAAAAAD MOOOOOOOVE! You could very well be signing away the … [Read more...] about What Does TOS Mean Anyway?