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Alamy in the rear view mirror

 

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. 

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ALAMY concedes to EPUK campaign

Following a campaign by EPUK the stock agency Alamy has conceded that amendments to its contributor contract, which were due to come into force on April 1st, would be withdrawn and replaced with amended terms more in line with photographers' demands.

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opinion

Nikon's Impact Damage

EPUK doesn't do tech. But when a tech issue affects the business of professional photographers EPUK considers it an issue worth investigating. Here Nikon user Graham Harrison looks at an undercurrent of complaints about one professional Nikon lens, the sharp but fragile 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S zoom.

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opinion

Why I'm leaving Alamy

Alamy's contract defence: misleading and evasive.

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Aerial photographer's damages claim achieves record height

A recent court case won by EPUK member Jonathan Webb contains some good news for UK photographers who are drowning in infringements. Whilst the circumstances of this particular case are specific and somewhat unusual, both the elevated level of damages and the "piercing of the corporate veil" set important precedents.

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