Category: Copyrights And Copywrongs

Posts about copyright issues.

Grab ’em By The Copyright

What If I asked you to agree to give me a photograph that you created?

Would you agree to give it to me if I put restrictions on how you could use It?

What if part of our agreement was that I could use your photograph to make money but I did not have to give you a penny of any money that I made, would you still agree?

What If I could let anyone use the picture for anything that they wanted, do we have a deal yet?

What If I could charge whatever I wanted for the photograph, effectively undercutting you on price, could I have it now?

What If by giving me your picture you agreed that your photograph would no longer be yours and you would have to get my written permission to use it for any reason, are we in agreement?

If you’re a professional photographer, you could clearly see how this is damaging to your ability to generate income with your work. Yet many photographers are agreeing to give away their work under such terms.

How could this happen?

Watch the following video

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No Means No, UNLESS…..

A blog post based on conversations with participants during my photography classes. No Means No, UNLESS….. ….you say yes to those who can then say yes to those you said no to. If we’re gonna control how our work is

How do you stop getting copyright flagged?

How do you stop getting copyright flagged? It’s simple. STOP USING WORK THAT’S NOT YOURS TO USE. . If ya wanna use someones work, get their WRITTEN permission. Study And Practice Photography With Sam

Are blogs copyright protected?

Here’s the short answer. “any work created in a fixed form is protected by copyright upon creation. “ Related Links: Copyright Law of the United States https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ66.pdf     Study And Practice Photography With Sam D’Amico— Study And Practice Photography

Photographer: ‘Stranger Things’ Used My Storm Cloud Without Permission

I hope the photographer registered the copyright to the work. Here’s the story. https://petapixel.com/2018/05/07/photographer-stranger-things-used-my-storm-cloud-without-asking/ Study And Practice Photography With Sam

Copyright and Copy-Wrongs – Record Label Insults Photographer

Copyright and Copy-Wrongs – Record Label Insults Photographer After Stealing Her Photos Here’s a link to the article: https://petapixel.com/2018/04/27/record-label-insults-photographer-after-stealing-her-photos/ I originally posted this to Facebook and I was gonna write something about it as a blog post, but since I

Copyrights And Copy-wrongs – Naruto, the plaintiff, can’t sue for copyright infringement.

Copyrights And Copy-wrongs – Naruto, the plaintiff, can’t sue for copyright infringement. But I think it’d be interesting to hear the deposition. You’ll probably appreciate this story more if you’re a Planet of the Apes fan. Click the link and

Satire Fights Fake News Using Copyright Law !!!

“An expensive lesson in copyright and one of the most interesting ways to combat fake news that we’ve seen so far. Kudos to Christopher Blair aka Busta Troll!” Here’s the article. Enjoy. https://hoax-alert.leadstories.com/3468645-fake-news-apocalypse-how-a-liberal-troll-took-down-several-fake-news-websites-using-copyright-law.html Study And Practice Photography With Sam

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Question: What do you look for in a social network as a designer/photographer?

Answer: Whatever social network(s) I use, I NEVER post photographs due to copyright concerns. I’d suggest getting a blog on your website going then, post links to your blog posts to the social networks. The posts that you link to

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Copyrights and Copywrongs – 0129-2018 – Grumpy Cat

“…an eight-member jury decided in favor of Grumpy Cat Ltd. in a suit against Grenade Beverage, the maker of Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino.”… https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/25/580588088/grumpy-cat-awarded-710-000-in-copyright-infringement-suit

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