Freedolin

Lives in Germany Westerwald, Germany
Has a website at http://www.opticallimits.com
Joined on Feb 1, 2003

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nitroman: Correct me if i'm wrong ... From what i understand in UK, copyright belongs to photographer - unless he or she is on payroll of an employer. Freelance work with agencies is negotiable. It's also different in other parts of world. For instance, in USA there is the need to register copyright for individual images. Many clients in all parts of the world like to retain full copyright after commissioning photographers but this is not standard and needs to be negotiated. Sadly, they don't seem to teach this in college so many students leave schools and get bullied into surrendering copyright by ignorant and greedy clients.It's important we protect our rights and are educated.

"From what i understand in UK, copyright belongs to photographer - unless he or she is on payroll of an employer."

In the UK, maybe. And maybe in France. I honestly don't know details about the copyright law in Portugal.
The issue here is, that copyright is not really harmonized in the EU. As a strict example of copyright you can have a look at German copyright law: copyright belongs to the "author" of a work, so in case of a photograph the photographer. Unlike in the US, a copyright holder can only be a natural person, not a company or organization. Copyright in Germany is inalienable, it cannot be transferred at all, any contradicting part of a contract would be invalid. A copyright holder can give usage rights to someone else, including exclusive rights, but not give up his or her copyright.
The interesting question in this case will be: which country's law applies? That of the photographer's residency or that of his employer or the agency he hired a contract with?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 08:22 UTC
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rgames1: Agree with comments below - there's so much about this coverage that is incomplete. I don't know why I keep thinking that DPReview is suddenly going to provide meaningful photo news coverage...

Hey DPReview - stick to the gear reviews.

FYI if you work for Apple, Apple owns everything you create. Likewise for pretty much any other entity that hires you as a contractor or employee. I assume the same is true in the photo world.

If Portugal actually does have a law that states otherwise then I suspect most photo agencies will stop sending reporters there. That's absurd.

rgames

"FYI if you work for Apple, Apple owns everything you create. Likewise for pretty much any other entity that hires you as a contractor or employee. I assume the same is true in the photo world."

Your assumption is wrong, in the creative world in some countries copyright is not something you can give to others. You can only license usage to others.

"If Portugal actually does have a law that states otherwise then I suspect most photo agencies will stop sending reporters there. That's absurd."

It's not absurd, but law in several countries. Germany, too, for example. Yet, we still do have reporters here, and even news agencies ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2021 at 07:44 UTC
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panther fan: The big comparison would be Capture One Express. Like Sony and Fuji, Nikon has now a deal with C1, which gives Nikon users free access to C1 Express. C1 is obviously an incredibly powerful RAW editor so the real question for Nikon users who want a free RAW converter is C1 Express or Nikon NX.
Obviously, C1 vs Nikon NX would show C1 clearly superior. But C1 Express is limited in some ways so it would be an interesting match

There is no 21-Version of C1 Express. But there are brand specific versions of C1 Pro for Fuji, Nikon and Sony instead. No longer for free, though.

Apart from that, C1 would win one aspect over Nikon NX studio easily: like LR, it's also a DAM. I wonder why no other developer never actually tried to fill the gap that Aperture left in this market...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2021 at 10:54 UTC
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