Archive for November 2011

30 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

RELEASE(S) -- One More Necessity in Your Camera Bag – Skip Cohen: “In John Harrington’s, Best Business Practices for Photographers, an incredible resource book all photographers should have in their library, dedicated a whole chapter to the releases you need for models, adults, children, property and the like. It’s such an important aspect of protecting yourself, yet new photographers, especially, don’t even think about it! Learn to know when you need one and when you don’t and always opt on the side of caution.

PRIVACY -- “Don't Post Pictures of My Kid on the Internet” Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe revisit the etiquette, and legality, of posting photographs of other people’s onlines. They decided to take a second look at the topic after listeners had strong reactions to a pervious post SOURCE: Slate;
TAKEAWAY: Don’t have an ‘expectation of privacy’ when you’re out in public, as Attorney Carolyn Wright is famous for saying; and we repeat it as often as possible here in PhotoStockNOTES. Unless you are physically trespassing, you have the right to freely take pictures of people and children in public places (including inside homes where you have been invited) as illustrated in this SLATE article.) Be sure to listen to the audio interview included.

23 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

POSSIBLE GANGSTER LINK. A unit from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department's organized crime division has joined an investigation into an accounting scam at Japan's disgraced Olympus Corp, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, in a sign that the scandal could widen.

16 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

PHILIPPINO PHOTOGRAPHERS PROTEST -- From Jeannette I. Andrade and Jerome Aning: “More than 100 photographers recently marched to Manila’s Rizal
to denounce a policy by park custodians requiring commercial photographers to pay fees if they want to shoot pictures in the park, and also protest against supposed discrimination against Filipino photo-shooters.
PHOTO Nino Jesus Orbeta/Inquirer

02 Nov, 2011 | Posted by: st

REALLY INSURED? - Drake Fleege: “Is your camera equipment properly insured for at least the typical misfortunes? I sure thought mine was, until …."
TAKEAWAY: Do you have a vehicle with an audible alarm which is fully operational and armed.

HAD ANY COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS? -- Carolyn Wright, Esq.: “Finally! Copyright Office Initiates Study and Seeks Comments on Small Copyright Claims – Recently, the Copyright Office published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how copyright owners have handled small copyright claims. Specifically, the Office seeks comments on how copyright owners and defendants use the current legal system for small copyright claims.