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Copyright Troll – Part 2

Just in time for Halloween comes a droll “troll” decision by Judge Denise Cote out of the United States District Court for The Southern District of New York. The Southern District is the federal court that covers Manhattan, The Bronx, Westchester and Rockland Counties. Several months ago we wrote about a decision made by Judge […]

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Behind Podcast The Shot

Check out our latest podcast with Steve Brazill’s Behind The Shot Podcast. Great new info. Lotta laughs. https://behindtheshot.tv/2018/10/25/copyright-for-photographers-2018-update/

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B&H Live Streaming Yet Again on Sept 13th

That’s right, we’ll be at B&H again, live streaming out act on Thursday Sept 13th, from 4:00 to 6:00pm. It’s starting to feel like we’re the house band trying out our new material. We’ll try and take questions online, but the B&H connection was a bit wonky last time, so no guarantees. The description is […]

Images On The Internet Now “Fair Use”? – It Ain’t Necessarily So

Journalists who have covered wars are well aware of the cliche’ “First reports are always wrong”.  Porgy and Bess put it this way, “It ain’t necessarily so.” Those two old sayings recently came to mind when we read the court decision that was recently headlined and clickbaited in various ways as “Photos on the Internet are […]

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Latest B&H Presentation Is On YouTube

Well, we were at it again, and here’s the video proof. If you missed our last B&H session and you if you want to know the new changes in registering your copyright at the Copyright Office, check us out at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QC_cuq0b6w We cover a lot as usual, such as the new eCO registration screens for […]

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Fool’s Gold – Part 2

And so, the story continues. 4. Does Their Pitch Make Sense? “You keep using that word, I do not think It means what you think it means”.  – says Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) from the classic film, “The Princess Bride”. It is an invaluable phrase to call out someone’s incorrect use of a word, phrase or concept. Use of […]

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Copyright Registration Fee Increase Proposal

Just as we thought the change in registration that took effect on February 20, 2018 was bad, limiting group registration to 750 images, we’re now reading proposals that will raise the group registration fee to $100 per application. Some readers are sending us notes that it’s going up to $75, but that’s for standard registrations. […]

Fool’s Gold – Part 1

Photographers seem to leave their brains in their gadget bags when it comes to reading ads and solicitations from companies – both foreign and domestic – that claim to search for copyright infringements on behalf of photographers.  Visions of receiving wads of cash from the infringers with no lawyers, no aggravation and “no effort at all […]

B&H Q&A Live Stream May 16th

Here we go again! Once again we’re at B&H to do a copyright/releases/legal Q&A free streaming session. Wednesday May 16th at 4:00 to 6:00PM ET. It’s getting to be a regular gig for us. There is so much bad info or simple misunderstanding of what a photographer’s rights and options are when it comes to […]

Trolls Who Live Under Bridges Upset By Judge’s Comparison

Here’s an example of why even Ed is not a fan of lawyers in general.  You’ll never find him having a beer with an adversary either. In a copyright infringement case brought in the Federal Court in Manhattan – formally The United States District Court for The Southern District of New York, entitled Matthew McDermott […]

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