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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Find Out If Someone Is Using Your Pictures

2019-10-23T09:04:51+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

‘I love my job!’ – oh, we are happy to hear that! No wonder, photography can bring a lot of joy and satisfaction as a profession. Unfortunately, there might be some darker moments when you come across your pictures being used without your consent. Read the next couple of paragraphs and learn some tricks on [...]

Are You a Photographer? Know Your Rights!

2019-10-23T09:05:24+00:00June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Got a spare while? Read this short article and have no doubts about your rights. Learn how to act when your photos get stolen and where to seek assistance. © Pae Jar As a photographer you would rather spend the next couple of minutes on editing your pictures, reading about the [...]

5 Myths About Copyright

2019-10-23T09:05:16+00:00June 7th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Copyright law is often misinterpreted. We heard legends about people using pictures which do not belong to them. Make sure you do not make these common mistakes. © g-stockstudio Stealing photos is easy but it should not escape unseen. Ignorantia legis non excusat  – ignorance of the law is not an [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright

2019-10-22T11:36:19+00:00June 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Copyright law can be tricky. There is a grand idea of finding a balance between the rights of creators and the rights of the public thanks to it. Sounds ideal but the reality is not always that easy and colourful. Find the answer to the most common copyright doubts. Are the copyright rules [...]

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