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
Monday, 15 April 2013 01:44
On Tuesday 16th April the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill enters its final Parliamentary phase before becoming law. This is your last chance to remove from it the damaging Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing Clause 79. Please contact your MP and other Parliamentarians, making the following recommendations:
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 00:01
An International Fine Art Photography Competition
The International Fine Art Photography Competition is focused on celebrating fine art photography, discovering new talent, and honoring exceptional work.
The renowned jury invites emerging and mid-career fine art photographers from around the world to submit up to 15 photographs in one or more categories - in color or black and white, using any photographic process or style of camera.
Photographers may enter each of their images in one or more of the following categories:
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