Articles tagged "law"

US Postal Service ordered to pay $3.5m after using photo of Statue of Liberty replica

According to the lawsuit, the US Postal Service issued a new Forever Stamp design in December 2010 that mistakenly features the Statue of Liberty replica in Las Vegas created by Davidson rather than the original statue in New York.

Supreme Court rules online retailers such as Amazon and B&H Photo can be required to collect sales tax

The US Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, has ruled online retailers such as Amazon, B&H Photo, and eBay can be forced to collect sales tax in states, even where they don't have a physical presence, overturning a 1992 Supreme Court ruling.

Sheriff's Deputy who shot photographer won't face criminal charges

The Sheriff's deputy who shot a Carlisle, OH photojournalist after mistakenly identifying his tripod and camera for a gun will not face criminal charges. The county successfully argued that the mixup was reasonable.

Judge rules that embedding a photo tweet is still copyright infringement

If it's upheld, the new New York federal court ruling—which will very likely be appealed—would mean millions of people and publications are violating copyright every single day.

Calgary police catch suspected Camera Store thieves, recover most of the stolen gear

In less than 48 hours from the high-profile camera shop break-in, two suspects have been taken into custody and $18,000 worth of stolen gear has been recovered.

Canada's 'The Camera Store' robbed of $27,200 in high-end camera gear

Owners of the Calgary camera shop are offering a $3,800 reward to anyone who can help catch thieves who stole a Hasselblad X1D, three Hasselblad XC lenses, and a limited-edition Leica M-P Edition Safari.

Trump administration reinstates mandatory drone registration

President Trump has signed a bill that reinstates mandatory drone registration in the US, reversing a court ruling from earlier this year that eliminated the requirement.

DJI adds 'voluntary identification' for drone pilots who want to broadcast their credentials

DJI has just added the option to voluntarily broadcast your drone ID and flight info, so concerned authorities using the company's AeroScope system can see what you're up to without tracking you down first.

Photographer sues Bruno Mars for posting childhood photo of himself on Instagram

Pop star Bruno Mars is being sued for posting a photo of himself as a kid on Instagram. The photographer who captured the portrait in 1989 says neither Mars nor his record label asked for permission before sharing the photograph through all of Mars' social media channels.

Proposed UK bill will let police officers ground and seize drones

The UK has just revealed a new set of proposed drone regulations that it hopes to enact this spring. Simply called the Drone Bill, it would allow police to ground and seize drones, and may further tighten drone restrictions around airports.

Photographer sues New York Times over age discrimination and 'full-time freelancer' status

A former New York Times photographer is suing both the newspaper and its photography director Michele McNally for over $500,000 for age discrimination and unfair classification as a freelancer for nearly a decade.

Congress is considering a copyright small claims bill you should know about

The so-called Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (or CASE) would establish a copyright small-claims panel that would make it easier for photographers and other creatives to pursue small infringement cases.

Judge determines FAA drone rules take precedence over local regulations

A court ruling our of Newton, Massachusetts has set an important legal precedent for drone pilots: federal drone laws will now trump local drone regulations in situations where the two are in conflict.

Photographers face three felonies after climbing bridge for cityscape shot

Photographers Martin J. Romero-Clark and Andrew Lillibridge face three felony charges apiece after illegally climbing the Ben Franklin Bridge to capture some cityscape shots.

French President Macron takes legal action against photographer over invasion of privacy

French President Emmanuel Macron has lodged a legal complaint against a paparazzo who snuck onto the president's private vacation property to take pictures.

B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case

The company behind retail giant B&H Photo has agreed to pay out $3.2 million in monetary relief and back wages to settle a discrimination and harassment case from 2016.

NPPA to raise dues for the first time in 11 years, because defending truth ain't cheap

Starting January 1st, 2018, the NPPA will raise its membership dues for the first time in 11 years. You have until the end of the year to re-up or join at the current rates.

NPPA says LA public park photography ban is unconstitutional

A photography ban in a Los Angeles public park during a series free concerts has been branded ‘unconstitutional’ by city and national media and public liberties groups.

Photographer behind famous 'monkey selfie' is broke after years-long copyright battle

David Slater's viral 'monkey selfies' made him famous, but the legal battles over who actually owns the photos—him or the macaque who pressed the shutter—has left him broke and dejected.

Federal Court confirms (again): Police can be photographed in public

The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed what the First, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth and Eleventh have already stated: it's your constitutional right to photograph police in public.

Two easy steps for using a DMCA takedown notice to battle copyright infringement
Finding an unauthorized use of your photograph on the web is upsetting. This article explains how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) can help to get your images removed from infringing websites (US only).