Court awards damages of £2851.42 for a single infringing image on a website
In 2015 EPUK member and photographer Jonathan Webb won a particularly flagrant case that set a record multiplier for damages, and also held company directors personally liable despite the protections limited company status offers. Webb has now set a further precedent, achieving an award for time spent dealing with an infringement. Moreover, he obtained permission from the High Court to publish a transcript of the judgement.
As you may be aware, there are changes to DACS' Payback scheme that have been forced on photographers and DACS by the Copyright Licensing Agency.
Today Rex Features, a long established and, until recently, respected photo library has emailed all its contributors admitting that a number had been defrauded.
The untimely death last week of the award-wining sports photographer and all round good guy Mike King sent shock waves through the profession.
From their launch in 1999 Alamy had promoted themselves as the photographer-friendly stock agency. Back then they made promises like "It's not like you are entering an arrangement that ties your images up for a lengthy amount of time." Come February 2015 and they are claiming perpetual and irrevocable rights.