Interesting Copyright Decision

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  1. jeffW

    jeffW No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hopefully one of their accountant realizes in the future that just offering to purchase one time editorial licensing rights to a social media pic is more cost efficient for publishing images along with their stories than hoping their lawyers will scare away any court cases. (Thinking that a lawyer billing a lunch meeting might be a bit more than a photographer's editorial licensing cost)


     
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    my grandfather left me a whole lot of negatives. in his day, that was all you needed to win a court case.? vin
     
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    That would depend on what the copyright laws were wherever he was in his day.

    Here in the US copyright law has changed over the years.
    I imagine it has changed in other countries too.

    The first copyright law in the US was the Copyright Act of 1790.
    The last major changes made to US copyright law were codified in the Copyright Act of 1976 - Wikipedia.
    That has since been added to/modified with the Copyright Term Extension Act - Wikipedia of 1998 and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Wikipedia (also in 1998).
     

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