Thursday, April 3, 2008

Points about copyright

James Duncan Davidson in his blog makes some good points about copyright protection for your photographs in the US. While copyright is automatic for everyone in the US that creates original works, it is far from automatic that you will get reimbursed for any infringement of your copyright. We have seen now many times big media companies lifting photos from flickr and using them without permission and flaunting the holder to do anything about it. If you have never registered for copyright with the copyright office, you might not be able to get more than a pittance back that won't even cover your legal costs! This is a sad state of affairs especially in the age of social networks and "sharing" of your photos online.

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