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Pallante Named Director of U.S. Copyright Office

22 August 2011
Published in People in the Industry

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Maria A. Pallante as director of the U.S. Copyright Office and named her the 12th register of copyrights.

Pallante has served as acting register for the copyright office since the retirement of...

Seattle Photographer Settles ‘Dance Step’ Lawsuit

22 July 2011
Published in Industry News

A copyright protection lawsuit filed by a Seattle sculptor against photographer Mike Hipple was recently settled just days before a trial was scheduled to begin on July 11.

In the suit, sculptor Jack Mackie claimed that a photograph of one of his iconic art installations, taken by...

International Photographer Cariou Wins Copyright Case

23 May 2011
Published in Industry News

French photographer Patrick Cariou has won his copyright lawsuit against New York artist Richard Prince and the Gagosian Gallery.

The ruling was issued by a federal court in New York earlier this minth, after the judge deemed that Prince had misused Cariou’s images by creating a series of paintings, as well as a collage...

Settlement Reached on Ansel Adams’ ‘Lost Negatives’

20 May 2011
Published in Industry News

After nearly a year of legal battles, Rick Norsigian, the man who discovered 65 allegedly lost Ansel Adams plates at a garage sale in Fresno, Calif., has settled his legal quarrel with the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

As part of their settlement, Norsigian has agreed to stop using the Ansel Adams name, likeness or trademark in connection with the sale of...

ImageSpan's Licensestream Creator Pro Offers Content Tracking

26 April 2009
Published in Websites

ImageSpan has announced the addition of a new content tracker to its web-based LicenseStream Creator Pro service.

ImageSpan provides a digital-content licensing and billing settlement platform with the LicenseStream services for imaging professionals. The addition of the new tracker helps content creators find their digital content online and provides them with information on where and how the content can be used.

The company has also added automated options to convert...

PLUS Coalition Expands Board of Directors with New Appointments

07 March 2008
Published in People in the Industry

The Picture Licensing Universal System (PLUS) Coalition, an international nonprofit standards organization, has made a significant expansion to its board of directors for 2008. PLUS directors are noted industry professionals, participating on behalf of leading nonprofit associations and designated to represent industries with which they have...

ASMP Explains Copyright Law

09 October 2005
Published in Industry News

The American Society of Media Photographers has posted a new copyright tutorial on the public area of its web site at asmp.org/copyrightt. Although modern law gives independent photographers an automatic copyright at the moment a picture is taken, certain procedures must be followed to obtain the maximum legal protection for the photographer's rights. The tutorial details those procedures, providing step-by-step instructions and annotated sample forms.

In addition, the tutorial explores several copyright-related issues of importance to photographers, such as pictures of public buildings and the distinctions that courts use in deciding whether two images are substantially similar.