ASMP commissioned attorney Chris Reese to undertake a review of the Terms of Service (TOS) of six social media sites and to prepare findings and recommendations. The sites included in his assessment are Facebook, Photobucket, Flickr, MySpace, YouTube and Twitter. This report presents recommended best practices, considerations, common terms used, and hypothetical situations photographers may face when images are posted on social networking sites.
Last month the United States Copyright Office published changes to the registration polices for groups of published photographs using the Electronic Copyright Office or eCO. Previously, only individual published photographs or groups of published photographs “in the same unit of publication” were eligible for registration using eCO. The new regulation allows groups of published photographs to be registered using eCO.
Architectural photographers are able to capture the eye-catching structures of the surrounding areas. The uniqueness, enormity, and sheer cost of these buildings can be portrayed through striking exterior photography. Experienced photographers who has projects, knows that architectural photography is its own art form, and can enhance the appeal of a structure. Corporate photography and industrial photography can depict the professional, attainable quality of your company while attracting the attention of other business professionals or investors. Architectural photographs should never be boring.
A wonderful exhibition is running at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 10th and features three giants of photography — Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946), Edward Steichen (American, b. Luxembourg, 1879-1973), and Paul Strand (American, 1890-1976) — whose works are among the Metropolitan’s greatest photographic treasures. The diverse and groundbreaking work of these artists will be revealed through a presentation of approximately 115 photographs, drawn entirely from the collection. [Read more…]
Philadelphia, PA… The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), joined by the Graphic Artists Guild, the Picture Archive Council of America, the North American Nature Photography Association, Professional Photographers of America, photographers Leif Skoogfors, Al Satterwhite, Morton Beebe, Ed Kashi and illustrators John Schmelzer and Simms Taback, has filed a class action copyright infringement suit against Google, Inc. in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York.