Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Copyright Watch: In Apparent Retaliation, CBS Sues Photographer Who Sued Them for Copyright Violation

Posted by on Thursday November 2, 2017 | Copyright/Legal

A screen grab submitted with Jon Tannen's lawsuit shows the photographer's image on 247sports.com with the sports website's watermark and incorrect credit information.

  CBS Broadcasting Inc. has filed a lawsuit against photographer Jon Tannen for allegedly posting images from a television show on social media. The complaint appears to be an attempt to retaliate against Tannen for trying to protect his copyright. In February, Tannen, a New York City-based photojournalist, sued CBS Interactive Inc. for willful copyright... More

A New Low: “Photo Community” Asks for (and Gets) Free Commercial License to Photos

Posted by on Monday July 17, 2017 | Business

  Yes, it’s finally happened. A “photo community” is asking contributors to go ahead and give up all rights to their images, including for commercial use. Unsplash, which aggregates photos “gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers,” has written truly jaw-dropping Terms that encourage photographers to let anyone use their images for no... More

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 https://t.co/MFnn88Wznp — 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