- John Nagle of Downside.com in an comment to "Corbis, Getty Images And Slavish Copies":
Corbis has a trick for obtaining copyright in their reproductions of public domain images. They add a DRM watermark to the image, and then they register a copyright on the DRM information. They then claim that using the image with the DRM watermark violates their copyright, and that removing it violates the DMCA. This has not, as far as I know, been litigated.
- eWEEK.com has posted a story that recounts how the IPTC metadata in photos published on the Washington Post´s website may have inadvertently compromised a (criminal) source to whom the paper had promised confidentiality.
Tags: Washington Post; IPTC
- FIFA World Cup photos limits dismay papers and agencies; Reuters
Related and written earlier: Letter to Mr Sepp Blatter: The World Association of Newspapers and a coalition of the world’s leading news agencies have written to FIFA President Sepp Blatter to express their dismay and deep regret about the decision of FIFA to abandon talks about the severe restrictions the organization has placed on press coverage of this summer’s World Cup.
- Here are the four finalists (Robert Adams, Yto Barrada, Phil Collins, Alec Soth) for The Deutsche Borse Photography Prize aimed to reward "a living photographer of any nationality who has made the most significant contribution to photography in Europe". With around $50,000 US for the winner it is financially one of the larger prizes for photography.
(More here: Peter Marshall)
Tag: Living photography legends
- Google Video starts to showcase public domain footage from the National Archive:
- NASA History of Space Flight Motion Pictures
- United Newsreel Motion Pictures (1942-1945)
- Department of the Interior Motion Pictures
- Like in the past, anonymous subscription to the daily email FeedBlitz services of
is not allowed.
- Dark matter' invades the lighted world of digital photography: an essay on Getty Images, Corbis, iStockphoto, Fotolia, ShutterStock and other companies.
(John Jerney/The Daily Yomiuri)
Tags: iStockphoto; Fotolia; ShutterStock