How to Make the Most Out of Your Copyrights?

2019-02-18T14:14:28+00:00February 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you think you have it all under control? Are you sure you receive all the money that you deserve from your copyrights? Find out! ©almagamui PhotoClaim: How often do you check if your photos are not getting stolen? Photographer: Hey, why would you even ask? I’m a [...]

The Origins of Copyright Law – When Photographers Gained Protection

2019-02-05T16:20:54+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Copyright is currently classified among the most basic rights which shall be granted to anyone creating art, but it was not always the case. Let's go on a short journey back to the ancient times to see if the first artists had any clue about such a term. Then we are going to [...]

Everything You Wanted to Know About Payments

2019-02-05T16:27:58+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 [...]

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

2019-01-30T09:52:34+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 [...]

7 Steps to protect your photography

2019-02-04T10:54:46+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. [...]

How to prove your copyright

2019-02-04T10:59:33+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 [...]

5 methods to secure evidence when your photograph has been stolen

2019-01-30T10:00:35+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, [...]

Cease and Desist Abmahnung by Filipp Bickel or Robert Fechner

2019-01-30T10:02:55+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 [...]

Copyright law: EU countries vs US – part 2

2019-02-18T09:50:17+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 [...]

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