Respecting Artwork (Watermarks & Copyright)

This is a drum I beat in all my classes.  I know a lot of well meaning friends who I've had to talk to myself about displaying my artwork without proper credit.  I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, and I may be alone in my vehemence, but things are different than they... Continue Reading →


Data of Scary Trend…

Saw this article and had to post it.  Remember folks, to always, ALWAYS put your copyright in the metadata of your files, and a watermark is a smart option too... Google is seeing a huge boom in the number of takedown requests it receives from copyright owners wishing to get infringing webpages removed from the... Continue Reading →

Couple’s Engagement Photo Ends Up on Insane Erotic E-Book Cover, Lawsuits Ensue | Popular Photography

I am fascinated by this story.  This is a copyright horror story I have never thought up, and I'm notorious for being paranoid about copyright.  You gotta read it to believe it.  The article, not the e-book... Link below the awful book cover image. Couple’s Engagement Photo Ends Up on Insane Erotic E-Book Cover, Lawsuits... Continue Reading →

Woooo boy: copyright issues

This tuesday I drove down to a lecture by the California Lawyers for the Arts on legal issues for artists. Primarily, I learned a lot about legal obligations in contracts for art, some about art estates, marketing, etc. The lawyer mentioned how important it was in a business plan to have good online marketing...but here's the thing: for photographers especially, that gets tricky. You post your images on facebook or flickr to get noticed and bring in business, but in the process ...(click link to see full post)

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