That’s the Mail Online brush-off, saying after publishing Rebecca Reid’s profile picture without either permission or payment, that by making her picture ‘public and discoverable’ she has posted it ‘into the public domain’. This is arrant nonsense. The public domain has a very specific meaning in copyright law, indicating that copyright has either been forfeited or expired, and in UK
Last month Andrew Wiard attended the annual IPTC Metadata Conference in Paris on behalf of the BPPA ( IPTC – International Press and Telecommunications Council ). There he proposed drafting ‘quick guides’ to get the IPTC basic essentials across to as many photographers as possible. Starting with the Four Cs, the four IPTC metadata categories that every photographer should complete in every picture – Creator, Caption, Copyright Notice and Contact details.
For anyone who remembers that far back, Neil Turner’s www.dg28.com website started out as a vehicle for him to post updates about the work that he was doing along with some technique examples that he called “photographer education”. Well, that was in 1999 and a couple of years later he started doing occasional workshops and lectures about his use of
You are a photographer, you know how to take photos, you have a vision but have you ever asked yourself the following questions.. “How do I find clients?” “I got undercut by a photographer offering to do the job for £100” You probably all think “LinkedIn is useless; I have been on it for six months and haven’t had a
Every year The Design and Artists’ Copyright Society (DACS) distributes the fees paid by libraries and schools and so forth for copying copyright work – including photographs. Basically that means they licence secondary uses of your work that you couldn’t possibly deal with on a day to day basis – and you are entitled to a share of the income! There
Ok – now we have your attention. Every year DACS ( The Design and Artists Copyright Society) collects millions of pounds worth of royalties due for use of our photographs from libraries, universities and other organisations. It is payment for lending books, photocopying and things like that. They then redistribute this money to us through the “Payback Scheme” – and
Veteran Fleet Street photographer and founder member of The BPPA Brian Harris has just published his long-awaited book “…and then the Prime Minister hit me”. You can follow the story of how the book came into being on Brian’s blog. When Brian Harris decided as a boy to give up his dream of being a newspaper cartoonist and instead
The book Pictures on a Page by Sir Harold Evans is widely considered the definitive text on photojournalism, layout and picture editing. Voted the all-time greatest British newspaper editor by British journalists in 2001, Evans made his name at the Northern Echo and at the Sunday Times, which he was editing when he wrote Pictures on a Page in 1978.
A peek into life in the glory days of Press Photography from the perspective of Fleet Street legend Roger Allen. An auto-biography illustrated with fantastic photographs from around the world by the former Daily Mirror staffer, with tales to make you cry with laughter including the infamous John Major ‘mooning incident’ and stories from the war zones of The
There have been a number of versions of the media guidelines from many different police forces over the last dozen years. We have previously made the version developed with The BPPA, the NUJ and the CIoJ available on our website and, following the publication of an article quoting the Met’s guidelines verbatim in their in-house magazine “The Job” we are
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