Archive for November 2010

24 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes




TO ‘C’ OR NOT TO ‘C’ -- ‘Three More DMCA Cases of Note for Photographers – Carolyn Wright, Esq.: After reading these cases do you need any more reasons to include your copyright management information in the form of a watermark on your photographs and/or in the metadata of your photo files? http://www.photoattorney.com/?p=1727


17 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes




ARE YOU PROTECTED? Can others use your photo from FACEBOOK for other purposes? In this instance, your account may be protected, for now.
The reference is to McCann v. Harleysville Insurance, — N.Y.S.2d —, 2010 WL
4540599 . Unlike some recent cases such as Romano v. Steelcase, which seem to give the impression that the information in a person’s social networking account is always fair game for discovery in litigation, one New York court has come down on the side of protecting the privacy of a Facebook user’s content.
The trial court denied the motion, finding the discovery to be overly broad, and finding that defendant had failed to show the relevancy of the information to be discovered. Defendant sought review with the appellate court. SOURCE: Evan Brown http://blog.internetcases.com/


LAW SCHOOL PHOTO SHOOT NOT SHY -- The Brooklyn Law School events director who sat idly by during a racy commercial photo shoot in the school’s library last spring never told administrators about the parade of panty-clad beauties who suggestively rubbed against their legal briefs. They didn't find out until eight months after the shoot, when shocked students started seeing the sexy photos on the Diesel clothing company's Web site. "The first they became aware of the nature of the ads was on Thursday," a spokesperson said. SOURCE: Vinita Singla And Candice M. Giove
PHOTO: DANIEL SHAPIRO
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn
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IMPROPER USE -- A former University of Texas equipment manager accused of attempting to video record a female student-athlete in the shower was arrested Thursday by university police. Rene Zamora, 30, who worked for the Longhorns women's track and field team, has been charged with 10 counts of improper photography or visual recording, a state jail felony, UT official said. According to a statement released by the school, an alleged victim "caught and confronted" Zamora trying to video her when she was showering at a team facility following a road competition Sept. 3. UT said Zamora left the scene, but after school officials were notified of the incident on Sept. 7, university police investigators seized a computer and memory cards containing imagery of seven current and two former female student-athletes. SOURCE: Mike Finger http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/college/texas/7292237.html


10 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes



TAX PROBLEM -- Owner of a shuttered St. Cloud photography company gets jail time was sentenced last week to 15 days in jail for continuing to operate her business after her sales-and-use tax permit was revoked.
http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_16510553?source=rss


03 Nov, 2010 | Posted by: psnotes




NO SPECIAL I.D. -- British Home Office reaffirms street photography rights. There’re concerns regarding the requirement, by certain police forces across the UK, for photographers to carry identification, as it is the case in the City of London. The Home Secretary refuses to be drawn into the legality of such a move - arguing that the requirement is "an operational matter" and, as such, is "the responsibility of the Chief Officer of the force concerned," – The government "has no plans to introduce any requirement for photographers to carry identification.” There’s concern regarding the requirement, by certain police forces across the UK, for photographers to carry identification, as it is the case in the City of London. But, as the Home Secretary refuses to be drawn into the legality of such a move - arguing that the requirement is "an operational matter" and, as such, is "the responsibility of the Chief Officer of the force concerned," – it’s argued that the government "has no plans to introduce any requirement for photographers to carry identification. SOURCE: Olivier Laurent ; http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/1863573/home-office-reaffirms-street-photography-rights#ixzz145xDdCVh
http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/1863573/home-office-reaffirms-street-photography-rights