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The CASE Act Needs You Now!

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© Michael Judkins Possible CASE Act Movement In Next Several Weeks! Over the past two years, we have asked you numerous times to support the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (the CASE Act) — a bill that would create a “small claims court” within the U.S. Copyright Office to handle copyright infringement claims from individual creators and small businesses that cannot afford to defend themselves in federal court. Every time we have...
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Google Now Tags Images as “Licensable”: Is This a Game Changer?

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It is one of the most vexing questions photographers face: how do I prevent my images from being stolen when the web has made it so easy to find photographs? The answer we wish we had was that when an image is found online, it is also easy to find the photographer and the licensing info. Enter Google’s new Licensing Badge.  In recent years, Google has been collaborating with the image licensing industry to protect…

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Facebook Updates Rights Management with New Features to Help Out Photographers

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] Facebook is rolling out some more features to help creators like photographers protect their work on its myriad of social media platforms. These new options, in addition to more streamlined processes for reporting infringements, were rolled out as part of a comprehensive set of changes to make things easier for creators to protect their work. In an update posted here, Facebook wrote: “We want to ensure Facebook is…

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CASE Act-ion: Join the Fall 2020 Senate Clicks Campaign!

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Image: senate.gov September 15 Update: A final Senate vote on the CASE Act may be happening soon and we want to have a majority of Senators on board as co-sponsors when that vote hits the Senate floor. So, the Fall 2020 CASE Act-ion is to contact ALL Senators who are not currently co-sponsors and urge them to support the CASE Act today. And we make it very easy to do so with the ONE CLICK...
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5 Inconvenient Facts About Getting Your Photographs Stolen

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Nicco Valenzuela] Have you ever had a photo of yours stolen? Here are some important things you should know about. Having your photograph stolen by another person or a company can be very frustrating. The mere thought of anything that belongs to you being stolen is of course already irritating in the most general sense. However, if you’re someone who shoots professionally, the implications of your photos being used by someone…

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Google’s New Licensable Image Feature Officially Live

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Cross-posted from Light Stalking [by Kehl Bayern] As Google explains on their blog post about the official live release of the feature: “For the last few years, we’ve collaborated with the image licensing industry to raise awareness of licensing requirements for content found through Google Images. In 2018, we began supporting IPTC Image Rights metadata; in February 2020 we announced a new metadata framework through Schema.org and IPTC for licensable images. Since then, we’ve seen…

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Google Images Adds “Licensable” Badge to Help Photographers Sell Their Images

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Cross-posted from SLR Lounge [by David J. Crewe] Google Images is currently testing a new “Licensable” badge on images as a way to help photographers sell their photos from google search results (and hopefully, help reduce the chance of copyright infringement & image thefts in the process)! The “Licensable” label, which had started beta-testing back in February, provides information on the photographer who captured the image and where/how you can license the image should you…

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Photographer Wins Lawsuit Against BuzzFeed, Sets Major DMCA Precedent

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by DL Cade] Last week, photographer Gregory Mango won an important lawsuit against online publication BuzzFeed; it’s important, not because of the payout involved, but because of the precedent set by the court, which ruled that BuzzFeed was liable for 3rd party infringement of his photo because they removed his copyright info from the image. The story begins in 2017, when Mango licensed an image of a man named Raymond Parker to the New York…

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Photographer Wins Madonna, Keanu Reeves Pics Infringement Ruling

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Cross-posted from Bloomberg Law [by Kyle Jahner] RageOn Inc. infringed photographs of Madonna and Keanu Reeves through t-shirts offered for sale on its website, a New York federal court ruled. Photographer Deborah Feingold showed that the registration on her book “Bright Moments Photographs + Philosophies” covered the Madonna photo because it wasn’t previously published as defined by the Copyright Act, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said Wednesday. The court also rejected…

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Notorious Lawyer and ‘Copyright Troll’ Fined $103K, Photographers Beware

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel. [By DL Cade] “Richard Liebowitz, one of the most prolific copyright infringement lawyers in the state of New York, was recently slapped with a $103,500 fine for his actions in a recent case before being chastised for being a dishonest ‘copyright troll.’ Photographers should pay close attention.” “This most recent set of sanctions and the massive fine levied on Liebowitz is the result of another series of lies. While representing photographer Arthur…

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