The 21st episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released (duration 8 min. 53 sec.). This is the 2nd of two special episodes of EXIF and Beyond discussing pending Orphan Works Legislation that will greatly impact photographers, internationally as well as domestically.Â Taking part in this episode to discuss the Orphan Works as it impacts International photographers is UK based professional photographer and principle of
The 20th episode of EXIF and Beyond has been released. This episode of EXIF and Beyond features a panel discussion on Orphan Works with professional photographers Chase Jarvis, Dan Heller and John Harrington. With view points that span the spectrum from support to opposition of the Orphan Works legislation, it is my hope that the information and viewpoints with in this discussion help you form your opinions on the to
I received the following message from the Stock Artists Alliance (SAA) this morning and wanted to be sure that all my subscribers were aware of this important issue: SAA learned yesterday about an aggressive last-minute push by Congress to pass Orphan Works legislation. The Senate was “hot lining” the Orphan Works Bill (S2913) for a vote, and the House was expected to follow suit. We’ve now learned
As a follow up to yesterdays Copyright 2.0: Copyright In The Hyper Digital Age (Video) post… If you’re just now starting to hear about Orphan Works legislation read the link below on the Stock Artists Alliance web site to get up to speed. If you’re a photographer, even if you consider yourself an amateur, it is in your best interest to lobby your Senator or Congressperson. The second link below is t
I was catching up on my blog reading briefly this morning and happened to catch a brief entry on Lawrence Lessig’s blog about an online petition he felt compelled to sign: “Against the Orphan Works Act of 2008“. As many of you may know Mr. Lessig has been vocal in his opposition to the current form of the Orphans Work Legislation now being reviewed in Washington D.C. His op-ed piece in the New York
I was going to post this on my blog as a reply to my original post Pinterest – Seeing Beyond Your Own Nose, but I decided to branch it off into its own post so as to not get lost in my blog. I have numerous articles posted to my blog as to why companies should have their feet held to the fire when their terms of service are overreaching. I still stand by that. In the bigger picture though I felt it important to remin
2009 offered up some great developments on the technical side of the photography industry, while the down economy has squeezed many photographers. In this regard 2009 was certainly a year to both love and hate. What might be around the corner in 2010? Here are my 10 Photography Predictions for 2010: Computational Photography will hit a new landmark Expect a variety of announcements in regard to computational photogra
After attending the getMETAsmart event in San Francisco last week I became curious how photographers who read my blog and/or follow me on Twitter use it. To be honest I’d be even more curious how photo buyers or stock agents actually use metadata on a daily basis, but that will have to wait for another post. Metadata as many of you know is often discussed but rarely so in the context of how real people use it.