Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Getty Files Copyright Suit over Stolen Photo Scheme on Facebook

Posted by on Tuesday June 14, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Getty Images has filed copyright infringement and other claims against an Ohio man who allegedly downloaded as many as 3,400 high resolution images from Getty’s servers without authorization, and then sold them illegally to unidentified buyers through a private Facebook group. Getty says in its claim against Walter A. Kowalczuk, filed June 8 in US... More

Why Instagram Is Changing (Spoiler Alert: Money)

Posted by on Thursday March 17, 2016 | Social Media/Web

Photographers have reacted harshly to Instagram’s decision to uproot chronological posting in favor of an algorithmically sorted feed. This sucks @instagram Company Will Change the Way You See Posts @pdnonline #Instagram #SocialMediaMarketing — Kyrani Kanavaros (@Klikphoto) March 16, 2016 @pdnonline not a single positive comment on Instagram’s official Tumblr post. This is a bad,... More

Facebook’s Teru Kuwayama on How To Use Social Media for Documentary Storytelling

Posted by on Friday February 28, 2014 | Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

Long before he went to work for Facebook as the social media giant’s liaison to the photo community, photographer Teru Kuwuyama saw social media as a tool for photographers “to eliminate the gatekeepers and the editors, and to be our own operators,” he told a standing-room-only crowd at the Aperture Gallery in New York on... More

Facebook Makes Alarming Changes to Terms, ASMP Breaks Down the Changes

Posted by on Thursday September 5, 2013 | Business, Copyright/Legal, Media, Social Media/Web

Facebook has altered their terms of service to make it possible for companies that pay the social media network to utilize Facebook users’ content and likeness without compensation or permission. The changes are sure to alienate Facebook’s users in the creative community, who make a living from licensing their work and content. Among the changes... More

Facebook Copyright Takedown: Justice or Injustice?

Posted by on Monday October 8, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

An alleged copyright infringer appears to have gotten his just desserts from Facebook, which has summarily removed his Facebook fan page. But the story highlights the lack of transparency in Facebook’s policy regarding its handling of infringement claims. Bill Tikos, the founder of the design and culture trend spotting site The Cool Hunter,  has complained... More

On Sustainable Business Models, and Comparing Apples to Oranges

Posted by on Friday September 28, 2012 | Business, Events, Media, Photojournalism, Social Media/Web

The American Society of Media Photographers’ program, “Sustainable Business Models: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists,” held September 27 in New York City, can be viewed online via ASMP’s video library. Speakers and panelists provided useful context and insights into the current marketplace for photography, as well as thoughts on how professional freelancers might adapt... More

Ellen Degeneres Not Amused By Photog’s Billboard Stunt

Posted by on Wednesday March 21, 2012 | Celebrity, Copyright/Legal, Media

Television personality and talk show host Ellen Degeneres—and her show’s lawyers—were not amused by an Ohio freelance photographer’s recent publicity stunt, and their legal action has cost the photographer thousands of dollars. Photographer Madalyn Ruggiero created a small business by putting costumes on her dog, Denali, photographing him, then selling greeting cards bearing the images.... More