Digital Millennium Copyright Act

US attorney Carolyn E. Wright (aka Photo Attorney) explains the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) on DP Review. Who can use DMCA for copyright infringement and how to go about it. You don’t have to be in the USA to enforce DMCA rights – I’ve used it with a Yahoo hosted website that used images without … Read more

Quoting on Video & Stills

As more photographers (including me) create video along with their stills a gap in best business practice has arisen. A Photo Editor blogger Rob Haggart asked photo buyers to field anonymous questions from professional photographers creating video content. Some interesting answers including usage versus day rate, and stills photographers with DSLR cameras being more efficient … Read more

How the stock photo industry ate itself

The British Journal of Photography has very good summary by Betsy Reid on recent events in the stock photography industry. The changes in technology, the market, duopoly, dubious business practice, and the freemium economy saw the death of a once fulltime profession: high quality stock photography. As Executive Director of the Stock Artists Alliance, Betsy … Read more

PMA Australia this weekend

The PMA Australia 2011 Imaging & Entertainment Expo is on this weekend at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography will be judging the Canon AIPP Professional Photographer of the Year. Judging is open to the public. Book your ticket online here for free entry or pay $20 entry at the door. … Read more

QANTAS new one bag policy

The past two weeks had me flying to Melbourne > Armadale > Perth > Brisbane > Port Macquarie. And to Sydney in between. Half way through these trips on 1 June I knew QANTAS was due to change their baggage policy. You are now only allowed one item of luggage no more than 23kg (32kg … Read more

Photographers Rights in Australia

Where can you make photographs without breaking the law? Arts Law have an information sheet on Street Photographer’s Rights giving you the facts on where, what and how you can do photography in Australia.

Getty buys

Getty Images has acquired competitor, based in Australia. Founded in 1967 Photolibrary are one of the top five image and video libraries in the world. This is an attempt for Getty increase market share and expand into Asia and the Middle East.

Getty Images acquires PicScout

Getty Images has acquired PicScout, a company that developed ImageTracker technology that scours the internet in search of unauthorised use of copyrighted images. In 2008 Getty Images itself was sold to a private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

Commissioned Photos Increase Sales

If your business sells a product or service and using stock images then you may be losing sales. Usability expert Jakob Nielsen’s research showed customers focus on images that depict real products and real people. Generic images are less attractive to customers who choose to ignore them and go to your competitor’s website. Nielsen’s summary: … Read more