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Powerful Court Decision Just Two Sentences Long

Here is a current litigation right out of Ed’s files. Facts:   A young “All American” handsome man and attractive woman carefully plan out their dream wedding. They are right out of central casting. Both bride and groom would be perfect and if this had been a “regular” commercial shoot, both would have been cast. But here neither is a professional model nor […]

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Svenson Again

As discussed in our prior articles (here, here, and yet again here) residents of an apartment building in the uber trendy Tribeca area of Manhattan, sued fine art photographer Arne Svenson for photographing them without obtaining their consent.  Svenson had photographed residents including partially unclothed children, while in their own apartments.  There was no dispute that […]

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Svenson II

As we predicted, the NY appellate court has upheld the decision of the lower court in dismissing the claims of persons who were photographed without giving their written consent.  See our original piece: One Size Does Not Fit All , for the basic facts. In this New York case, brought under the New York Civil […]

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A Day At The Zoo, And What To Do

    This article first appeared as one of our first “Copyright Zone” columns in Photoshop User Magazine. It remains one of our most requested columns. It’s about the still hot topic of photographing in public and semi-public places. By the way, the surprised monkey photo was shot in the wild in Africa, since we […]

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Catch Us On The Grid

We did our live Grid gig with Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion yesterday and I must say, one of us was brilliant. The other one was, well…… ok. You can catch the episode at any time on http://kelbytv.com/thegrid/    We’re the current video, episode 181. Seriously, as you can see by Scott and RC’s expressions below, […]

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Photos Are Forever, If You Have the Paperwork

A long retired successful photographer called Ed the other day for some advice. He/she has been out of touch with the business (by choice) and enjoys life pretty much doing nothing. Out of the blue photographer gets a phone call from Giant Ad Age Agency, “Hey remember that super ad campaign you did for (Major […]

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Wolves In and Out of the Hen House

The press coverage of the accusations made against Bill Cosby and several other “sex in the news” stories, have resulted in our receiving some inquiries about certain people in the industry who just don’t get the attention they deserve – sexual predators. Regardless of gender, the sexual predators we refer to engage in activities ranging from harassment, intimidation, assault and worse.  The unauthorized creation and/or distribution […]

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Ed’s Case in the NY Post

Ed is mentioned in the NY Post today about one of his cases. Can’t talk about it because it’s a pending case. But still interesting. http://nypost.com/2014/11/26/suit-in-the-citi-after-bank-shortchanges-model-for-ad-gig/

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Please Release Me, But Not My Photos

“I like my relationships like I like my eggs. Over easy.” — Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me Well, we find relationships more likely to end up scrambled. The cliché is “50% of all marriages end in divorce”. If that stat is accurate then we guess that nearly twice as many “personal relationships” break up […]

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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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