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John Harrington

John Harrington

John Harrington is a professional photographer based in Washington, D.C. He specializes in editorial, portrait, concert and commercial photography. For more of his work, see Website URL: E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

H.R. 5889: More Harm Than Good Unpublished

16 September 2008 Published in Guest View

Two opposing views from photo experts on how Congress is attempting to address images with uncertain ownership

For all the upheaval that has shaken the photography industry in recent years, one of the more contentious issues is the management of so-called “orphan works” – those created compositions that have no discernible owner or definitive copyright information.

While everyone agrees that something must be decided to protect the copyright of archival images that are currently in legal limbo, consensus had yet to be reached at press time.