Netflix stole photographer’s work…

'They used my picture and I should've got paid for it' By Nell Mackenzie Business reporter, BBC News Sean Heavey recognised his photo the moment he saw it on Stranger Things.  “God, that storm looks familiar,” he said, as he and his son watched the hit Netflix show. When he watched a documentary about the making... 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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