Saturday, 22 June 2013 02:00
Whether you manage a large image library or a small collection of hard disks of personal work, you need to become proficient with the use of metadata and familiar yourself with metadata standards. Whether you sell to agencies or libraries or manage one, or just wish to have a chance to be indentifiable online, you must pay attention to metadata!
"Image Rights: Manage Them - or Lose", the title of the recent Barcelona Photo Metadata Conference, published all presentations from their conference and can all be viewed at: http://www.phmdc.org
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 18:36
New Exposure Photography Competition
"Enter for a chance to have your work seen by some of the world's foremost visionaries in fashion, photography, art, and design"
What's the price?
7. (a) "All entry materials become the property of the Sponsor … entry into this Promotion constitutes entrant's irrevocable and perpetual permission and consent, without further compensation, with or without attribution, to … sell, perform, adapt, enhance, or display such Submission, and the entrant's name and/or likeness, for any purpose, including but not limited to editorial, advertising, trade, commercial, … in any and all media now in existence or hereinafter created, throughout the world, for the duration or the copyright in the Submission." - Quoted from the Official Contest Rules
One winner, countless entries, equals a lot of young creative talent giving away pertetual rights to deep pockets. What kind of example does this set?
Saturday, 18 May 2013 18:01
Click on the image to the right for all the above, and more!
Saturday, 04 May 2013 16:59
An "orphan work" is an image, illustration, text, etc., whose owner cannot be identified or found. The recent passage of UK's ERRB paves the way for real and massive rights abuse unless new and effective search schema are developed, tested, and implemented very quickly. Why?
"Why? Because social media, and everyone else for that matter routinely strip our names and contact details from our digital files. … So now commercial organisations will be allowed to make money from our “orphans”, but not us, the creators." David Bailey, iconic British photographer, in a letter to The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, via theBPPA.
No workable system yet exists to identify who owns an image on the basis of image pixels alone. Yet there are tens of millions of "orphan works" residing on the internet already, having been created by most every social media host to date.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 17:14
Recent legislation passed by the UK Parliament and endorsed by the Royals has caused a firestorm among photographers and illustrators in the UK and abroad.
"Amateur and professional illustrators and photographers alike will find themselves ensnared by the changes, the result of lobbying by Silicon Valley and radical bureaucrats and academics. The changes are enacted in the sprawling Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which received Royal Assent last week, and it marks a huge shift in power away from citizens and towards large US corporations."
Andrew Orlowski, theregister.co.uk
Until now, it was illegal to exploit a copyrigted work without the consent of the owner.
"The EAA Act changes all that. Under its provisions it will be legal to exploit a copyright work - photograph, film, text, song, whatever - without the knowledge or permission of, or payment to, its owner."
Paul Ellis, Stop43.org.uk
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