About Anna Prędka

Content Creator, Marketing & PR Specialist. Business and Journalism & Social Communication graduate. Experienced in working freelance and in a multi-cultural environment. Want to spread a word about PhotoClaim? Get in touch with Ania, she makes sure PhotoClaim reaches photographers and photography enthusiasts who want to protect their copyrights.

US vs. Canada – Differences in Copyright Law

2019-10-23T08:17:38+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

The United States and Canada – neighbours but with different copyright rules for photos, books, paintings, music and all sorts of creative content. Get into the swing of the regulations in these parts of the world!   @Canva THE BERNE CONVENTION FOR EVERYONE Let’s start with something that both countries have [...]

A Short History of the Copyright Symbol

2019-09-20T13:13:07+00:00September 20th, 2019|Tags: , , |

If you are a photographer or a content creator, you must be familiar with the symbol ‘©’. But was it always the capitalised C letter in a circle? Also, do you know the history behind it? @VectorMine FIRST COPYRIGHT NOTICE Did the symbol always look the same and when was it [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Use Photos from Unsplash?

2019-10-23T08:41:25+00:00September 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

You might think that Unsplash is just another stock images service. Everything looks pretty legit, images are put into categories, all you have to do is register for free. But there is one thing which remains unclear – the copyrights of the pictures you are going to use. ©Canva A lot [...]

How to Submit a DMCA Takedown Notice on Google – Is It Worth The Time?

2019-10-23T08:45:12+00:00September 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

What should you do when someone copies and uses your image? File a DMCA complaint. Let’s see what steps need to be taken and whether it is worth your time. ©Imagentle WHAT IS DMCA? DMCA stands for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act under the U.S. copyright law. It covers the rights [...]

Image Theft Online and How You Can Fight It Back

2019-10-22T11:25:39+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Today we are sharing an eye-opening personal story of Christiana Key, the photographer and author of the book "Style, Light, Shoot! – Creative Photography with DIY-Equipment" - about how her pictures were getting stolen without her consent and how we managed to regain the money from the copyrights. [...]

Learn More About Creative Photography with Christina Key

2019-10-22T11:29:47+00:00August 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

It is about time to introduce our Happy Photographers to whom image theft does not give sleepless nights anymore. Now, they can focus on doing their thing! Today, we would like you to meet Christina Key – the expert in creative photography. ©Christina Key HOW WE JOINED FORCES Christina Key is [...]

Small Claims Enforcement Approved by the US Senate

2019-10-23T08:50:44+00:00August 8th, 2019|Tags: , |

Good news for all the American creators! The Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act legislation was passed by the Senate Judiciary. It got the majority vote and is soon to receive a full Senate vote. @Feng Yu The act brings a great, cheaper alternative to bringing cases directly to the [...]

Stealing Photos for Social Media to be Penalized More Than for the Web

2019-10-23T08:54:20+00:00July 31st, 2019|Tags: , , |

Have you scrolled through your Facebook feed today? What about Instagram? Oh, of course, you have been there as well! Checking social media is now a part of our daily routine. It became as natural as making coffee in the morning. Millions of pictures are being shared every single day on different platforms. At the [...]

Did You Sign a Contract with 500px or Getty Images? Be Aware of the Consequences

2019-10-23T08:58:03+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , |

500px, Getty Images – if you just signed a contract with those agencies, you may want to find out what you signed up for. In case you are still considering starting new cooperation, you’d better check the conditions first. ©Canva DID YOU AGREE TO SUBLICENSING? Oh yes, if you signed a [...]

Make Sure You Don’t Send Us the Photos You Sell on Stock Markets

2019-10-23T08:58:49+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |

Do you sell your pictures on stock markets? If so, make sure you do not send them to us to process. Find out why! ©Canva There are a couple of different ways to make money from your photographs. Putting them on stock markets is the one we would like to focus [...]

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