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The True Cost of Image Piracy: Hurting Photography

Since Joseph Nicéphore Niépce invented the photographic camera in 1816, photography has been a powerful tool for documenting our lives and our world. From Charlie’s Cole’s image of a lone protestor staring down a line of tanks in Tiananmen Square to Ansel Adams’s black-and-whites of the American West, still photographs create strong emotional connections to people, events, and places we may never experience. As Dorothea Lange put it: “Photography takes… Read More »The True Cost of Image Piracy: Hurting Photography

Do You Publish Photos Online?

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) & You If you publish or share your photos online, especially as part of your social media or marketing outreach, prepare for the possibility of people reposting your work without permission. In the early days of the Internet, it wasn’t 100% clear whether or not online service providers were liable if their users committed copyright infringement. In response to growing uncertainties, in 1998 the… Read More »Do You Publish Photos Online?


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