Hypocritical Copyright Violating A-Holes!

Posted: November 7, 2011 in Photography, Tech Rant

Sorry, we just had to let that out.  If you saw the article from photo district news last week you would understand.  Basically, it is a review of several court cases involving major TV networks accused of copyright infringement.  The same networks that get angry when you download and watch their bodies of work without paying for it, seem to think it is acceptable to steal photographers’ work and use to generate a profit.  Although we do use other photographers’ images from time to time on our blog and as photographers that own a studio we are in business to make a living, we only use them to showcase other artists and hope to generate further interest in their work.  We would NEVER try to profit from other artists work.

The Great news?  If they have the money to peruse a judgement in federal court, the photographers are winning.  The bad news is many photographers don’t bother to register all of their images with the U.S. Copyright Office.  When you register your images with the U.S. Copyright Office, it becomes easier to persue settlments with infringers without the legal battle.

Stop Hypocritical Copyright Violating A-Holes; register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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Comments
  1. myaphotoblog says:

    I had no idea i had to register with the US copyright office. Sounds like something i should look into. Thanks for the info

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