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Jonathan Webb infringement

 

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. 

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Update: DACS, Payback and Creators' Rights

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.

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Rex - a gross betrayal of trust

Today Rex Features, a long established and, until recently, respected photo library has emailed all its contributors admitting that a number had been defrauded.

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"No agenda, no attitude": Mike King the Master Craftsman of Sports Photography

The untimely death last week of the award-wining sports photographer and all round good guy Mike King sent shock waves through the profession.

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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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