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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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Stop Senator @Ronwyden and Big Tech From Crushing Creators’ Hopes for S. 1273 The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from Music Tech Policy [by Chris Castle] U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) is up to his old secret trickery, this time on Senate Bill 1273 the CASE Act.  We need to do something about it. The CASE Act is the bipartisan copyright small claims legislation that is inches from becoming the law of the land. The CASE Act establishes the first and only meaningful relief against Big Tech for independent creators.  The long-time Senator and swamp…

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Back to School: How a Pulitzer-Winning Photographer Took Copyright Law into His Own Hands

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Cross-posted from Creative Future [by Justin Sanders] For most creatives, when faced with the pervasive problem of litigating infringement of their work, the solution is to hire a lawyer. For photographer Earl Richardson, the solution was to become a lawyer himself. A former photojournalist, Richardson experienced the decline of the newspaper industry from the inside. At the beginning of his career, when the industry was thriving, he shared a Pulitzer Prize with the photography staff…

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