It has come to our attention that a DAM vendor has being making wholesale copies of sections of the DAM News website to use for their own marketing efforts. Although imitation is supposed to be the sincerest form of flattery, if you duplicate our content and have not obtained prior …Continue reading »
David Diamond, Marketing Director of Picturepark and author of the DAM Survival Guide has written an article for CMSWire: Digital Liability Management. The item is about dealing with the complexity of asset licences when storing digital assets inside DAM systems, especially when using media from third party sources that …Continue reading »
Last week, we reported that the UK Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act which contained a section permitting orphan works had been passed. This follows earlier legislation by the EU allowing government agencies to do the same. David Riecks has written an article: Six Ways to Keep your Digital …Continue reading »
Despite several previous attempts to protect orphaned works from use without their owner’s permission, new legislation has recently been passed in UK parliament that will enable organisations to use photographic or any other creative works for commercial or non-commercial purposes and without their owners’ permission as long as a “diligent …Continue reading »
Last week we covered an article in the The Register about orphan works legislation legislation being approved for public sector organisations by the EU in a so called ‘land grab’ – or straight theft if you subscribe to my own view that owners of intellectual property should have the same …Continue reading »
Orphan Works ‘Land Grab’ By The Public Sector Now EU Authorised – Thin End Of The Wedge For IP Owners?
According to the The Register yesterday, EU ministers have approved legislation that will allow public sector organisations, including libraries, museums and universities to use so-called ‘orphan works’ (intellectual property such as photographs where the owner cannot be identified)
“Under the terms of the new Directive the various public bodies …Continue reading »
The ongoing legal drama that is the six year-old class action suit against Google Books for scanning millions of books without copyright consent, reached a new chapter recently when a US court blocked the company’s attempts to reach an agreement with publishers.
“Copyright concerns persisted, as the ownership of many …Continue reading »
Russian password cracking experts, ElcomSoft have cracked Canon’s method of authenticating that images taken by their cameras had not been tampered with (i.e. to prove they were original unmodified images). As reported on The Register:
“The entire image verification system is proved useless,” ElcomSoft CEO Vladimir Katalov said in
As reported by Jeremy Nicholl on the Russian Photos Blog, the subject of orphan works is back on the political agenda in the UK. Orphan works are where a publisher may use intellectual property such as photos without paying the originator a royalty if they have not been able …Continue reading »
As reported by the British Journal of Photography, the new UK coalition administration intends to review copyright law once more (this is in addition to the Digital Economy Bill introduced by the last government). Specifically, a ‘fair use’ policy will be considered to make it easier for Google, Facebook …Continue reading »
“There’s something every professional or aspiring professional photographer should know – unless Twitter changes its current Terms of Service…Continue reading »
The DAM Show (the site operated by Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book) recently posted a video “RIP: A Remix Manifesto” by Canadian Film-maker, Brett Gaylor of EyeSteelFilm which discusses the distinction between what might be termed “creative plagiarism” (or remixing) and more shameless copyright infringement …Continue reading »