Archive for the 'Copyright' Category

Hey, that’s my picture in your painting! (Derivative Use)

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Picture: Side by side comparison of my “Native Spirit; Bird flying past El Capitan in Yosemite Valley” photo and a screen capture of a derivative use painting. On top of all the other stuff that’s been keeping me busy lately, guess what I found? While re-writing a section of my current book project, I wanted […]

The joys and perils of going viral

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Picture: Elk in river during wildfire, Bitterroot National Forest in Montana; credit: John McColgan / Alaska Fire Service Several times in the last few weeks, I’ve watched as photos have gone ‘viral’. In the Internet age, that means that photos receive immediate and widespread recognition and distribution on web sites across the globe. If you’re […]

Great Photo Business Links 090713

Friday, July 17th, 2009

From Art Wolfe and Outdoor Photographer Magazine: Get into the Stock Market. In this article, famed photographer Art Wolfe shares his wisdom with aspiring outdoor & nature photographers who are starting down the path of wanting to sell their images. While he discusses many of the fragmenting and frustrating changes in the industry, he does […]

Noteworthy legal tidbits re: books and the NT

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Picture: Fountain Garden at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Cotswolds Region, Oxfordshire, England A couple legal tidbits worth noting: First; Are you an author? Do you have a book of your photography or writing that’s been published before Janunary 5th, 2009? If so, you may want to look over the following pdf about the Google Books Class […]

Licensing Copyrights & Copywrongs on the Left Coast

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

And now back to our regularly scheduled business programmig: First is an announcement for those living and working in the Southern California region, and following that is a strong suggestion for everyone who dabbles in stock photography The West Coast Chapter of the ASPP (American Society of Picture Professionals) is hosting an event in Culver […]

How many reasons for a celebration?

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

How many reasons do you need for a celebration? For me, right now, it’s two; the recent successful server upgrade and my blog upgrade to WordPress 2.5 both of which seems to be working. (Knocking on wood.) However, I’m shorted by a mere 11,999,998 reasons when compared to photographer Liz Ordones-Dawes who has been awarded […]

Orphan Works – Political Action Made Easy

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

A storm is brewing again in Washington DC, and this battle is important for all visual artists to pay attention. Orphan Works (OW) is legislation that will allow someone to use an image without penalty provided they “tried to locate the author / creator”. The idea stemmed from museums and historical collections wanting to include […]

Come and get me NFL Copyright Police

Monday, February 4th, 2008

You should all know I’m a very vocal advocate for intellectual property rights. I’m also very much against big mega-corporate conglomerates that use gorilla tactics to to assert ownership over something they don’t own or can’t control.   Let’s take the NFL for example: Yesterday I watched the game with my wife and kids. Late in […]

Copyright Morality betwixt the generations

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Photo: Patron reading books at City Lights Bookstore, North Beach, San Francisco, California Right or Wrong? Stealing, borrowing, retribution, ease, or simply, “everybody does it.” Where would you fall on the morality scale?? Examlpe, you check out a book or a CD from a public library. You make 5 copies that you give to friends, […]

Copycat copying my copyright copy

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

Over on one of the nature photography forums today, someone posted a link to COPYSCAPE, a web site that will help you find plagiarized web content. In otherwords, it simply scans html pages for similar words. When I checked out my home page, a good number of web sites came up, which should have been […]

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