David Strick, the photographer who last spring sued the Los Angeles Times and its parent, the Tribune Company, for more than 500 individual acts of copyright infringement, has suffered a setback in his battle to have the case tried in a Federal District Court, and Strick is in danger of seeing his case dismissed on a technicality. In April, the...
November 9, 2017
Like viral memes, cat videos and tweets from the President, image theft is endemic on the Internet. In a PhotoPlus Expo panel, photographers John Harrington and Jeff Sedlik laid out a number of useful strategies that photographers can take when their images are stolen. Both took pains to emphasize that they are not lawyers and their suggestions and strategies should... More »
September 14, 2017
ImageRights is opening up a dedicated copyright registration service for users who aren’t ImageRights subscribers. The new service promises a quick copyright registration with software that auto-fills forms and checks for errors. ImageRights says turnaround times average a few weeks versus the six-to-eight months advertised by the U.S. Copyright Office (USCO). Images can be registered through the website or by... More »
September 11, 2017
The new copyright-registering service Binded (formerly Blockai) turned heads last month with its promise of free copyright registration and the use of the Bitcoin blockchain to authenticate images. Binded bills its service as a simplified approach to what can be a time-consuming process, but Carolyn Wright (aka The Photo Attorney) pointed out that the service cut too many corners in... More »