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 [...]

Bulgaria – Full of Sun and Copyright Infringement

2019-02-18T11:47:38+00:00December 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Holiday destination. A place which most people usually associate with sandy beaches and the Black Sea. Why link it with copyright infringements? Find the answer in the next couple of paragraphs. © sdecoret For landscape photographers, Bulgaria used to be a spot where most would [...]

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

2019-01-30T09:56:07+00:00October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Receiving a letter usually comes as a positive surprise. After all, who writes letters in the 21st century? Attorneys, busy with tracking employment and copyright law violations, still do (although, nowadays, they usually send those via e-mails)! And it is their correspondence which recently raised a lot of controversies among businessmen, private individuals [...]

‘I found it on Google’ +10 image theft excuses

2019-02-18T10:44:09+00:00January 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

So here is a scenario: your photo was stolen and you want to do something about it. Let's assume that you send a message to photo infringers with a request to remove it from their website – most probably they won't even respond. But if they do – brace yourselves.  You wouldn’t believe [...]

Why Bruno Mars is being sued for copyright infringement?

2019-01-30T10:02:36+00:00December 1st, 2017|Tags: , , |

Photographer Catherine McGann filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Bruno Mars and his record label, Warner Music, after the singer posted a childhood photo of himself on Instagram and other social media platforms. Photo by Gallks Over 1,2 milion That is how many times the photo [...]

Photography Copyright in Europe

2019-01-30T10:06:16+00:00August 7th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Each country of the European Union has its own legislation system, and consequently its own copyright law. However, these systems are highly unified and the basic copyright laws are very similar in each member state. Therefore, in this article we will describe these similarities and name them EU copyright, in contrast, for example, to [...]