Archive for category Lawyers

Trademarks, Copyrights and Photographing Buildings

A little while ago, we got a question from one of the readers to this blog, Matthew, who asked: “Hello Jack and Ed, one of my bucket list life goals is to see the 1894, 1915, and 1939-40 World’s Fairs of San Francisco digitally reconstructed, so one could explore these bygone historical spaces virtually. Ideally, these […]

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Vagueness is the Kingdom of the Devil

“Vagueness is the kingdom of the devil and it is as such on purpose.” … Lamine Pearlheart There is a Legal concept “Void for Vagueness” which means in plain English that if an average citizen can’t understand what is written, it’s unenforceable. Being vague or noncommittal is a very useful social skill. “I see…” or […]

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Pandemic Predators

During these extraordinary times criminals and fraudsters have been arrested for selling fake cures, testing kits, and counterfeit ineffective personal protection equipment like masks and gowns.  The photo industry is being confronted by a different brand of predators who while not putting lives at risk, are nevertheless seeking to take money from creatives’ pockets. It is plainly […]

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The Silent Gorilla In The Room Strikes

So along comes a court ruling that makes photographers more anxious than they already are in this lethal time of quarantines, face masks and businesses shut down. Federal Court Judge Kimba Wood has issued a decision that has caused a large uptick in the consumption of adult beverages by photographers. Sinclair v Mashable Ziff Davis […]

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‘How To Be A Rockstar Photographer’ Podcast – Part 2

Here’s the link to part 2 of our podcast with Matthias Hombauer’s “How To Be A Rockstar Photographer”. Enjoy! HTBARP 88 Edward Greenberg and Jack Reznicki: Copyright For Photographers  

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Us On The ‘How To Be A Rockstar Photographer’ Podcast

Our friend Matthias Hombauer just posted a discussion we had on his “How to be a Rockstar Photographer” podcast. It was a lively discussion about the issues we constantly talk about until we’re “blue in the face”. The discussion was so good, that rather than cut anything it was broken up into two parts. Here’s […]

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Who’ll Stop the Rain of Infringement

Creedence Clearwarter Revival sang it best: Long as I remember The rain been comin’ down. Clouds of myst’ry pourin’ Confusion on the ground. Good men through the ages, Tryin’ to find the sun; And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who’ll stop the rain. For as long as we can remember, the rain of infringements been […]

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How Copyright Trolls Lighten Your Wallet

What is a group of trolls called? A gaggle, a craven, a drool, a pollution? Scanning the Internet, we actually found a discussion about this and a crèche of trolls seems to be the most popular. We pondered this subject as we’ve seen an infestation of trolls (good one, right?) regarding copyright lately. In two […]

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Learn The Rules Like a Pro, So You Can Break Them Like an Artist – Part 1

The title above is a wonderful quote by Pablo Picasso and sets the table for our next two articles. One of the great tragedies in the history of sports, is the fact that Jim Thorpe’s Olympic records are still not officially recognized more than a hundred years after he won them. Jim Thorpe, an American […]

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Statute of Limitations, Limitations

A lot of people have been asking about the 3-year statute of limitation for filing an infringement lawsuit. It’s taken us a while, because legally, from experience in these matters, it’s not a simple answer. As most legal questions, this question contains many shades of grey, well beyond the popular 50 shades. We know, unfortunately, […]

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