Category Archives: Legal

Register Your Photos With The US Copyright Office Directly From Lightroom With Imagerights Plugin – DIY Photography

Copyright your money making photos from within Lightroom. There is a fee associated with how many images you upload but it may be worth it for you best works of art.If you’ve been infringed (and frankly, who wasn’t) there is a big difference on what you can do to the offending party, depending on your registration status. (Well, in the US, at least). If your photo has been registered with the US copyright office you can claim statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringed work […]

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CC’s “No Rights Reserved” Mark Looks Dangerously Similar To Behance’s “All Rights Reserved” Mark – DIY Photography

Be careful if you use Adobe’s Behance. Onlookers may mistake your ‘No Use At All Mark” with Creative Common’s “Public Domain” mark.Jim Wehtje discovered an apparent oversight that could potentially cause a lot of headaches for photographers and creators in general). It appears the symbol Adobe’s Behance website uses to mark a specific work’s copyright as “No use is allowed without explicit permission from owner” is the exact same mark the Creative Commons uses to label a work as “No […]

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DJ Sparks Outcry from Photographers After Shooting and Sharing Wedding Photos

Sweet. Two for one. Just hire the DJ to DJ and photograph the wedding.

Photographers are up in arms this week over an online battle between a DJ and a wedding photographer. At the center of the controversy is the question of w

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Canon Warns of Fake 600EX-RT Flashes; Here Are the Telltale Signs

You should only by your photo equipment from reputable authorized dealers or you may end up with a counterfeit.In addition to fake DSLRs and fake memory cards, there are also fake flash units in camera bags around the world. We first shared a look at this issue back

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‘Tripods Are Not Allowed on New York City Property,’ Journalist Told

Photography remains a magnet for rules and controversy.

This past weekend, journalist Josiah Daniel Ryan visited a public pier in New York City to shoot a video of some boats there. He was then confronted by a n

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This is the New Colorado Law That Protects Citizens’ Right to Record Police

Here is the new Colo. law about police non-interference of video and photography.

Back in April, we reported that there was a new bill in Colorado that aimed to protect citizens’ rights to record police and to punish officers who interfe

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Please Reply #yes to Give Us Unlimited Rights to Your Photo

Never give away the rights to your image without a thorough read of the terms of agreement. Many companies are subtly grabbing photo rights for free and for perpetuity.

Yesterday we shared how one photographer was surprised when a casual request to “share” her Facebook photo turned out to be a request to use it in a nation

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Facebook Representative Claims They Own Your Photos – DIY Photography

It isn’t quite as bad as the headline reads but you are giving Facebook permission to use any photo you upload in any many they please.

If you use Facebook, you’re not going to be happy reading this post. If you also upload your work to the social media, you’re REALLY not going to like this. Corey Ann Balazowich of Photo Stealers reports that the worrying message that goes round every once in a while claiming that Facebook’s new Terms of […]

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New Bill Could Penalize Well Intentioned Photographers With Fines & Possible Jail Time – DIY Photography

Sending your images to a state or government agency might land you in jail because photos are considered data.

Wyoming is unquestionably a gorgeous state and one that’s coveted by landscape and wildlife photographers around the world. With Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons, or one of the other vast and countless parks, it’s one of the United State’s more untouched states, providing photographers a wide offering of natural backdrops to photograph. However, according […]

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