Do What You Love and Protect Your Copyrights

November 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Why do you take pictures? How often do you ask yourself what does photography really mean to you and [...]

ABMAHNUNG aka Cease and Desist Letter, Friendly Tool or a Dangerous Warning?

October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Receiving a letter usually comes as a positive surprise. After all, who writes letters in the 21st century? Attorneys, [...]

Photokina 2018 – the Place to be!

September 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |

If you were to name one of the biggest phenomena of the 21st century, what would it be? Before [...]

Celebrity Jessica Simpson, to pay damages for copyright infringement?

February 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Celebrity Jessica Simpson could not predict that uploading a photograph of herself on social media could make her pay [...]

‘I found it on Google’ +10 other excuses used by photo infringers.

January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

So here is a scenario: your photo was stolen and you want to do something about it. Let's assume [...]

Pixdetect is now RightsPilot

December 27th, 2017|

Dear Photographers, As you may have noticed in the most recent Latest Findings document, there has been an update regarding the [...]

Why Bruno Mars is being sued for copyright infringement?

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Photographer Catherine McGann filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Bruno Mars and his record label, Warner Music, after the singer [...]

Save Freedom of Panorama – The European Commission is listening, but you need to speak up!

March 31st, 2016|

Last summer we all came together to save the Freedom of Panorama. With a total of 555,223 people signing the petition, the European Parliament listened to us and recommended that the European Commission not restrict this freedom. However, the fight is not yet over. They have to hear us again. In this way you can save the Freedom of Panorama, and even broaden it to the European countries which don’t have it yet! Now it’s up to the European Commission, and this is our chance to tell them what we think about the Freedom of Panorama. They started a public consultation to hear your opinion on this topic. Don’t miss this chance to speak up. Your voice was heard in summer 2015, and it will be heard again this time! […]

Copyright Infringements on

July 29th, 2015|

  In the last weeks, many requests have reached us asking if we can help with copyright infringements that had taken place on The website creates the impression that Wallpart is selling your photos as prints, obviously without permission. They claim to be the largest online shop of posters – and this is how they do it, why we don’t link to them and what action you should (or shouldn’t) take. Why are my photos on This one is easy to answer: Because all photos are on Wallpart. They simply use a search algorithm that is displaying the results of a search engine embedded in their own context. They don’t save the photos on their own server, they simply show them in their context if you search for example for your name. […]

Freedom of Panorama is saved!

July 9th, 2015|

Your voices have been heard by the European Parliament and by the European Commission! After handing over the half a million signatures yesterday, the parliament voted today with a big majority against any restriction of the Freedom of Panorama! When I handed over the petition yesterday to MEP Julia Reda, she was “overwhelmed by the responses to the petition” and stated that “the petition has changed the debate in the parliament considerably and a lot of the parliamentary groups that originally voted for a restriction of Freedom of Panorama are clearly changing their mind about this.” […]

190,000 supporters of the Freedom of Panorama!

July 2nd, 2015|

190,000 times thank you for supporting the petition to save the Freedom of Panorama! This is already much more than I expected when I noticed the proposal and started the petition. With the amazing help from the team, I’ll be able to go to Strasbourg on Wednesday, to symbolically hand over the signatures from all of you. From what I’ve heard, things are looking very good at the moment. It’s very likely that the current draft won’t make it to the final report of the Parliament, before the European Commission will present their legislation proposal by the end of the year. […]

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