A number of alarmist articles, tweets and posts have been published in July on how “Facebook Embeds ‘Hidden Codes’ To Track Who Sees And Shares Your Photos”. IPTC looked into the issue. Find their Response here.
Immunity of Internet Service Providers is also a topic in the USA. Nancy Wolff, legal counsel of DMLA, reports of a recent meeting at the Copyright Office in the US.
“On any given day, countless images are used all over the internet, many of which are stolen. Studies by IMGembed and Copytrack show that of the three billion images shared online each day, around 85% are unlicensed. That’s a total of around 2.5 billion stolen images!”
before getting wild with the retweet fearing the Internet is about die – let’s look how this new proposal could save photographers and other creators, and how all this scaremongering is misconceived.
Photographer, Jonas Lemberg, accused the painter, Markus Andersson, of abusing his copyright after the oil painter recreated his portrait of the famed Christer Pettersson with the brush adding only a goat to the background. The verdict now questions the understandings of the copyright law.
A view on Blockchain v. Copyright Registration in the USA.
Protect Your Images on Social Media: a US guide from CEPIC member ImageRights
On 9 October 2017 a delegation made up of representatives of the photo industry met up in Berlin with representatives of Google. It was the second meeting face to face in five months and since 2013.
If we are to foster continued growth in the images sector, we need the likes of Google to listen and help make changes so we can share in the value generated within the online marketplace.
Members of the European Parliament explore digital territories … Is the Picture Industry being ignored?