- Bill Rosenblatt/DRM Watch in Google Suffers Setback over Image Search:
This time, instead of book industry concerns about Google's book scanning and indexing program (Google Book Search), the trouble comes from a licensor of images for adult magazines and websites. The injunction applies not to the small "thumbnail" images that Google displays in search results but to links that Google provides to unauthorized higher-resolution versions of the images on third-party websites.
Tag: Google Image Search
And while reading Bill and although it´s not the main topic here, another well-written piece: Philips Video Watermarking Chosen for Digital Cinema (DCI, or Digital Cinema Initiatives, a consortium of Hollywood studios).
- Urgent Call for Your Action on Orphan Works (ASMP):
We have been monitoring this proposal for the past year and, suddenly, it has moved onto Congress' front burner. As it stands, it will be a disaster for photographers. Now is the time to act.
Related: Photo Groups Lobby To Protect Copyright "Orphans" (PDN)
Tags: ASMP; Orphan Works
- Another day and more news from Instant Personal Video company muvee:
Launching the new muveeOnline web service, a back-end Web service that brings muvee’s automatic video production capabilities to photo-/video-sharing portals.
- Lightroom Photos joins portal Theimagefile
Related: Lightroom Photos - Lightroom withdraws from the myLoupe image portal
Related: Lightroom Photos - Building a different collection
Tags: Lightroom Photos; Theimagefile
- Microstock Group is another new site discussing topics related to micropayment stock photography, following another earlier introduced website called Talkmicro (PDN). Currently the site has - 23 members.
Tags: Microstock Group; Talkmicro
- Apple highlights photojournalist Vincent Laforet´s workflow in Torino at Apple - Pro/Photo
Rob Galbraith adds: An interesting look at some possible workflow efficiencies, especially for shooting big media events and working in conjunction with an off-site picture editor.
Tags: Apple - Pro/Photo; Vincent Laforet
- Results of the Fujifilm Euro Press Professional Awards 2006
Tag: Fujifilm Euro Press Professional Awards
- WireImage starts to distribute stock photos of InsideOutPix, InspireStock, AsiaPix and IndiaImages. WireImage began "offering stock in September of last year, in addition to its editorial and celebrity services" (Daryl Lang).
- One for the weekend. The NYT in A Page Turner, Real-Life Echoes Included:
Tom Perkins, a lion of the venture capital world, having been a co-founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers has sold just a handful of his first romance novel, "Sex and the Single Zillionaire", but he's not giving up. Some of his book is autobiographical".
Tag: Venture Capital and Sex, outside of the Stock Photo Industry