Everything You Wanted to Know About Payments

2018-12-10T15:30:36+00:00December 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

If you run your own company, you may perceive client billing as one of the least favourite things to do. But what if you have someone who keeps an eye and fights for the money you deserve?  That’s what we are here for! Today we want to guide you through all the details concerning the [...]

What does ‘Fair Use’ Mean in Regards to Copyrights?

2018-12-10T11:57:14+00:00November 19th, 2018|

You probably came across the term ‘fair use’ before but what does it really mean and is it true that sometimes the user does not need the copyright holder’s permission to use their work? Aquir Fair use is a U.S. law doctrine and it permits using copyrighted [...]

7 Steps to protect your photography

2018-12-10T11:57:15+00:00May 11th, 2018|

Unless you protect your photos, they will become worthless! Every time a photo is used without the photographer’s permission, a copyright infringement takes place. In many countries, this is even considered a criminal action. As a photographer, this is what you can do against it: By sacitarios 1. Find out [...]

How to prove your copyright

2018-12-10T11:57:15+00:00April 10th, 2018|

In our daily fight against image theft, often you can settle a case easily since the opposing organizations understand they did something wrong and would like to resolve the issue peacefully. Sometimes, however, they’re purely evil and all that matters to them is the bottom line. In this case, you’ll have to go to court – [...]

5 methods to secure evidence when your photograph has been stolen

2018-12-10T11:57:15+00:00January 4th, 2018|

Have you ever found out your photo was published on a website, a blog or a social media fanpage without permission? If something is available online, it does not necessarily mean that it’s “for free”, however this is the explanation you most often hear from copyright infringers. In the digital era, this happens [...]

Cease and Desist Abmahnung by Filipp Bickel or Robert Fechner

2018-12-10T11:57:16+00:00November 16th, 2017|

Have you received a so-called “cease and desist” order (“Abmahnung”) by someone who claims to cooperate with PhotoClaim? If so, we can help you verify whether it is a legitimate claim or a scam. PhotoClaim tracks the portfolios of photographers on the Internet. Unfortunately, it has become common practice for companies to [...]

Differences and similarities in copyright law in the US and the EU countries-part 2

2018-12-10T11:57:16+00:00October 10th, 2017|

Go to part 1 There is no international copyright law that protects the artwork worldwide. Fortunately, the Berne Convention, its principles, standards and rules became a framework for copyright law. Countries are obliged to meet the convention’s minimum standards, however they are free to go further in the copyright protection. It is worth to know how [...]

Differences and similarities in copyright law in the US and the EU countries – part 1

2018-12-10T11:57:16+00:00October 10th, 2017|

We are living in digital era. When a photo is published, it may be immediately seen all over the world. The easier it gets to steal a photograph, the more we should try to protect it. But how to do it, if there is no unified, international copyright law? The common ground for copyright protection of [...]

Is your photography a work protected by copyright?

2018-12-10T11:57:16+00:00September 11th, 2017|

After 180 years of discussion, ever since Louis Daguerre –  the founding father of photography, has taken a shot of ‘Boulevard du Temple, Paris, 8 in the morning’ hardly anybody asked this question again: can a photograph be art? From the early reception as a mechanical recording, the medium of photography has come a long way [...]

Damages for copyright infringement according to MFM calculation

2018-12-10T11:57:18+00:00March 17th, 2016|

Rightfully, damages are due to the photographer for copyright infringements of his images. MFM tables in this case serve as valid and useful orientation for fair, market-based damages. In some cases these even apply beyond the German national border. At this point, we will examine the background, principles and specifics of MFM calculation. [...]

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