From people who download someone else’s photo for the desktop background, to those who steal photos from others and represent them as their own – photo theft is a pretty common occurrence. Many people don’t take the credits, but don’t give them to the author either (just remember the Tyra Banks case). In this episode of Burst Mode, Rick Boost talks about the image theft. He gives some examples of most memorable copyright infringement cases in recent years and discusses how we can fight this issue. Can we fight it at all?
CES 2017 may over, but the gear and technology announced over the weekend is still in the news. For Razer, though, CES 2017 appears to have been something of a bittersweet event. Let’s start with the good news. Razer introduced the world to Project Valerie, the world’s first triple 4K display laptop. And oh boy does it look sexy. With a company like Razer, you know it’s primarily intended for gamers. It does, however, open up many possibilities for video and photo enthusiasts and professionals.
I’ve been using multiple monitors on my desktops now ever since switching to Windows 98. It’s why I’ve come to despise working on laptops. If I have to go mobile with a single screen, I’d sooner just go with a tablet. If the tablet can’t handle it, then it can wait until I get back to a “real computer”. Something like this does make me reconsider my choices for the future, though.
It’s no secret. Copyright theft is rife on the Internet. Finding online photo thieves to send DMCA takedown notices and a bill is even a full time job for some people. But what if you want to look for yourself? Well, there are a few services out there, but checking them all individually, manually, can be a very time consuming process.
Now, thanks to PhotoTracker Lite, it just got a whole lot easier to find copies of your images around the web. It’s available as an extension for Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi and Yandex.Browser. Essentially, it gives you a right click context menu that brings up searches in the four most popular reverse image search engines out there.
It’s not the first time Kylie Jenner’s been accused of stealing other peoples ideas. She’s been accused of copying lipstick formulas form other companies. She’s also been accused of stealing a makeup artist’s eyeshadow palette for her “KyShadows”, as well as imagery from LA make-up artist Vlada Haggerty. You might remember Vlada. We featured a post of hers on DIYP a few months ago on giving credit where it is due. How’s that for irony?
Vlada is now accusing Kylie of stealing from her, yet again. This time, it’s the concept from a shoot she did in September. Vlada posted an image to Instagram in September. Kylie posted hers just yesterday. After seeing them side-by-side, you can’t deny there’s a pretty striking similarity between the two. Here’s Vlada’s image, that was posted two months ago.
In about one week will mark the anniversary of the most traumatic and violent piece of history in France in the last decades. The 13th of november 2015, several coordinated terrorist attacks took place in Paris, less than a year after the attacks against the newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Still today, Paris feels different. Much like the 9/11 attacks, Paris now has this air of danger, still lingering, and the attacks are clearly in the heads of every Parisian.
Having one’s camera gear stolen is the nightmare of every photographer. The nightmare for those that steal it? Being arrested by the guy you’re trying to sell it to. But, that’s exactly what happened to two thieves who stole from a visiting photographer in the middle of a session with a client.
Chicago based photographer Mirlanbek Murzapazylov was hired by a couple to photograph them on Wednesday inside Prospect Park in Brooklyn. During the course of the session, he put down his Canon 5D Mark III to take photos with a second camera. When he turned around, it was gone, along with a $1,500 lens and Glidecam stabiliser.
There’s nothing better than receiving an email with a $2500 paycheck attached to it out of the blue.
That was my cut of a settlement that Pixsy was able to secure on my behalf from a single unauthorized use of one of my photos.
If you’ve ever had one of your photos published without a license (and who hasn’t), I am going to try to explain why and how you can get paid (in cash not credit) for the unauthorized use of your creative work.
Getty Images has filed a copyright infringement suit against Ohio man, Walter A. Kowalczuk for allegedly downloading as many as 3,400 high resolution images from Getty’s servers without permission which he then resold through a private group on Facebook.
According to PDN, Getty’s claim against Kowalczuk, filed June 8th in US District Court in Cleveland, states that he and other members of the group allegedly bought and sold images using codewords for the sources of those images, such as “Spaghetti” for Getty and “Apples” for Associated Press.
While flying at a park in Costa Mesa, California, one pilot’s drone lost signal and when the propellers stopped spinning it fell to the ground, as it was meant to. After this, things get a little crazy
Fortunately for us, the folks at SFPV uploaded the whole video for us to check out ourselves. If there was ever a good reason for having a GoPro attached to your drone (other than the obvious), this is it.
I’ve had hard drives crash, and chances are, so will you. But it wasn’t a hard drive crash that left Montreal photojournalist Jacques Nadeau depleted of his life’s work.
Earlier this week, a thief (or thieves) broke into Nadeau’s home and stole five hard drives with an estimated total of 30,000 to 50,000 images captured over Nadeau’s 35-year career.