Posts Tagged Copyright infringement

The Hip Hop Hop – Part 2

The music industry likes to claim how valuable their copyrights are one day and then claim that your copyrights are worth next to nothing the next. They try Hip Hop one day and then Hop Hip the next. It’s the ole Hip Hop Hop. In this column we’ll discuss that great proverb, “turnaround is fair […]

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The Hip Hop Hop – Part 1

The story about how the record industry treats infringers and the lessons that photographers can learn from their efforts is so big, so good, we’re devoting 3 articles to it. The recording industry is under many of the same pressures as the photo biz. Movie studios actually make the same efforts but it’s harder to […]

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Is #Foodporn Copyright Infringement?

Interesting question brought up in the National Law Review article here. It’s about the food porn people shoot and upload in restaurants all the time. And we mean ALL THE TIME. The article looks at the legalities of photographing a creative “sculpture” of food, a creative plating of food, or maybe a unique pasta shape. […]

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1.6 Million Reasons To Pay 35$

Andrew Paul Leonard is a photographer and one of Ed’s clients.  Mr. Leonard is also an electron micrographer. Shooting through an electron microscope he is one of the precious few professional photographers in the world who can both use scanning electron microscope and then create color images of stem cells.  The black and white image […]

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He Who Hesitates Has Lost

A skeleton walks into a doctor’s office. Doctor says, “Now you come to see me”? Those of you who have attended our seminars know that we advise, urge, stress, cajole, beg and even plead with photographers and models who are owed money by clients to get thee to a lawyer ASAP. There is no good […]

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Charity Should Start at Home

Yet again, we wouldn’t believe it, other than the fact we do believe it because it has happened before. Once more a photographer who apparently had his work infringed and thinks that having the infringer make a small charitable donation rather than pursue his rights in court is a good idea. Yeah, good (actually great) […]

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You Gotta Be Kidding Me

We got a link today from Katrin Eismann, pointing us to David Walker’s article in PDN regarding a second photographer finding an infringement and allowing the infringing company to make a $10,000 charitable donation.  Oh, this sounds warm and fuzzy, and feel good, but as photographers we’re being made fools of.   This could be […]

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At the Bottom of the Slippery Slope

We almost always tell this story at our live lectures and Ed appeared in a documentary film about photojournalism citing the importance of this event.  It has the same “new” meaning it had in seven years ago as it does today. Everything old is new again. Tragically, in 2006, a private plane piloted by New York […]

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Fairey Fairly Fortunate For Fibbing

The seemingly endless Shepard Fairey legal saga continued this past week in Federal Court in New York. Mr. Fairey, an illustrator and the creator of the “Obama Hope” poster, had been involved in a copyright infringement matter where – very long story, short – claims were made that his poster was a rip off of copyright registered […]

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Free Stuff!! Really?

We have always tried to remind our readers that copyright infringement is not without its flesh and blood victims.  Every time a photo, movie, illustration or artwork is stolen via copyright infringement someone is seriously harmed. The livelihoods and very financial existence of creators, is dependent upon the prevention of theft via downloading, scanning, copying […]

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