If you are using or used images on your web site or in print or in any other media, without a photographer’s permission, and received a cease and desist letter/demand letter/copyright infringement letter from a photographer, his/her legal representative, from Getty Images or Corbis, here is a guide on what to do and what not to do in this case:
The Daily Telegraph infringes copyright. Read here.
It seems to be a new trend for some editorial publishers to treat photography as a commodity and photographers as nothing but a middle man between the camera and the end user…
I really look forward to seeing our courts evolve on copyright infringement matters making it much faster and easier to protect creator’s works and settle infringement cases. There is a huge room for improvement.
I am also looking froward to seeing US copyright registration office switching to a subscription based service, which would allow registering new unpublished works on a daily basis, without paying extra and just having one reasonable annual subscription fee.