Archive for category Copyright Registration

That Ole Dog Still Hunts

Among all of the other benefits of registering your copyright, one of the practical reasons is that registration brings with it the legal presumption that you are the creator. The burden is thus placed on an infinger to disprove the validity of your registration. Typically this is very, very difficult. In other words, “very not easy”. […]

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The Sky is Not Falling

Much is being written, many hands are being wrung and even worse for Ed, hair is being pulled out in reaction to some form of an Orphan Works that may be proposed to the Congress. This is won’t be the first such proposal and maybe not the last. The very same hysteria was exhibited the […]

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Don’t Prince Make Our Brown Eyes Blue?

We’ve used our blue face image logo for many years to show how we keep saying the same things over and over until we’re blue in the face. Now, we’re reading so much that is inaccurate or incomplete in all forms of media that we are getting the blues – and we ain’t talking about the […]

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Let Us Count The Ways….

Recently a federal judge in New York who happens to see Ed and his associate in his courtroom with some frequency, asked a pretty good question. Paraphrased the inquiry was, “How would you categorize the types of infringement claims and cases that have been coming into your office”? So Ed did an informal inventory of […]

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Two – Count Them – Two Videos

We have two videos released this week. The first is a 1 hour and 52 minute class on copyright on KelbyOne. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, do check it out, we’d appreciate it. We updated our old Kelby class with a bunch of new stuff and an updated step by step registration. The Copyright Office […]

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Sign This, It’s Standard – Yeah, Right

  A major national magazine simply appropriates several images shot by a semi-professional photographer “from a small town”. Photographer sees his/her work on the cover of the well-known supermarket magazine while paying for groceries. Photographer contacts the Big City editor. “What the heck? No one contacted me or asked me if you could use my shots […]

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Finished Our New Kelby One Copyright Class

Hey all, we both finished taping our updated Copyright class at Kelby One. A lot of new stuff and went over the new screens for registering at the Copyright Office. We’ll let you know when it’s up. We both thought that one of us was brilliant. Below is a photo of us on set.

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The Myths of Infringement

  While wrapping up and doing the final edits for our next book we came across several myths and mythconceptions which some photographers inexplicably hold dear. Here are some of these misguided beliefs which we have followed with a “straightener”.   MYTH: An award of statutory damages for copyright infringement must have some relationship to the […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

There is a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain, who in turn erroneously attributed it himself to Benjamin Disraeli, which has been used by many,  and is absolutely one of our favorites. It goes: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”  This will be a blog article on statistics. Some in […]

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