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Metro has photo rights article

JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:29AM
Saw this in the Metro this morning, its a two page spread about photography for the masses and how we don't often think about the rights we give away when we upload photos.


Its shows the link up between Getty and Flickr and how this can make an income for photographers and how facebook have rights for evermore on photos you share through them.

Nice to think that up to 8 Million people might question who owns their photographic rights.

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
14 Nov 2012 9:37AM
Once an image has been shared I don't see how we could keep track of them, let alone successfully pursue compensation. Millions of people are not going to stop posting onto social websites or photo forums so unless you're a pro and it's your livelihoood and you may lose money by someone pinching your work I think it's pointless worrying about it. I think we all know the "risks".
User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 9:39AM

Quote:Once an image has been shared I don't see how we could keep track of them, let alone successfully pursue compensation

So long as you haven't signed away the rights and you see your image being used on TV or in the press you can invoice them.
User_Removed 5 155 2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 12:05PM
Astonishingly familiar concerns!

Quote:Sharing has its pitfalls. Mr Laurent said there is a lack of education when it comes to copyright and moral rights. He is sceptical when media organisations lift pictures from social networks on the basis that it’s in the public arena.

‘Publishing an image on Facebook doesn't mean that it's in the public domain, even if the profile has been made public,’ he said. ‘Behind each photo, there's a photographer, and that photographer retains copyright and moral rights on that image. News publications must ask permission before using any image they have found and want to use. People don't realise that each and every photo they take is, in essence, an art piece and that they own copyright and moral rights over it.

‘What people should remember is that if they photograph or record an important event, they can assert their rights on these images, be it by asking for remuneration or by asking for a credit.’

While some users may not be fully aware of their rights, he said Facebook and Instagram should make things clearer. Facebook, for instance, states that its members own all of the content they post on the site, but, as he points out, Facebook is automatically granted a licence to display and distribute the image.

Prof Murray said: ‘By placing your picture on Facebook, you agree contractually that they hold a licence – at no cost to them – to distribute your picture globally and that Facebook may transfer this licence to others if necessary.

‘Most interestingly, they say that if you delete your content – or even your account – this licence allows them to continue to share your picture if others have shared it and have not deleted it. This is a powerful set of rights that most users never read or if they do don't think about.’

User_Removed 14 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 10:50AM
Bugs, bit rich you banging on (again) about Facebook nicking pictures when your recent portfolio was full of photos of dubious origin. You never did bring yourself to comment on that, notice you removed a lot of images though Smile
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 12:16PM
Yes, think we all noticed the lack of comment Smile
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
15 Nov 2012 12:29PM
People in class houses shouldn't stow bones?

......................................... or something like that?? Grin
whipspeed 13 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2012 12:41PM
Think you need a crypt for that CB Smile

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