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Australian publication Desktop Magazine, featured an article about legal protection issues in their August, 2010 print version. They have kindly allowed us to offer access to a pdf of that article for visitors to Stockphotorights.com.

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PACA Legal Update: copyright and more

August 18, 2010

PACA’s latest legal update sheds light on recent rulings about copyright, fair use, infringement and new U.S. legislation regarding copyright.

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Stockphotorights.com welcomes BuyMicrostock as a ‘guide’ resource

August 9, 2010

BuyMicrostock adds its support to the education goals of Stockphotorights.com.

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PDN insight adds detail about model claim and CD cover use

August 5, 2010

This article provides additional detail about the use of a photo for a CD cover, without, the model claims, a valid release.  See PDN’s article about the developing litigation, here:  http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/content_display/photo-news/legal-news/e3i588547861bb321c9ce9a946f9f847b7a

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Can a photograph of a person be registered as a trademark?

August 3, 2010

In the latest newsletter for PACA Members, PACA Counsel, Nancy E. Wolff, reports on recent decisions regarding photographs of Bob Marley, as used on clothing and other products for resale.  Wolff also provides updates on several other cases regarding privacy, copyright and anti-piracy. Interesting reading for supporters of stockphotorights.com.   http://www.pacaoffice.org/whatsnewnow.shtml#legal1

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RightsPro adds support to Stockphotorights.com

August 3, 2010

Stockphotorights.com welcomes RightsPro to the ‘guides’ section of our website.

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f1online adds support to Stockphotorights.com

July 27, 2010

Welcome to f1online as an agency that supports Stockphotorights.com’s image licensing education efforts.

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Is taking a photograph of a piece of artwork, which was funded by the public, infringing on the artist’s copyright of the piece? That’s what is up for debate in this article.

July 26, 2010

The artist says, “Yes, anyone can make a photograph of my work. What they can not do is use my work for their profit without any contact with me….”  When the photographer offered the image of the artwork for commerical licensing, it’s no longer  fair use.   Though the photographer and his stock agency removed the [...]

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Model sues band for $2m for using photo on album cover without consent

July 23, 2010

The Stop the Presses! music blog reports that former fashion model Ann Kirsten Kennis is suing buzz band Vampire Weekend for a cool $2 million, claiming a 1983 photo of her was used in their Contra album cover art without her consent.
Read the full story here: http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/stopthepresses/231834/vampire-weekends-cover-art-contra-versy-model-sues-band-for-2-million/

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