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Thankful I Didn’t Copy Images, Parody The Beastie Boys, Use Overbearing TOS Or Have To Stand Behind Thedirty

With the short Thanksgiving week, I thought we would touch on a few interesting stories developing over the last couple of weeks. Photographer gets $1 million+ verdict from AFP and Getty for copied Twitpics - In...more

Can I Use The Social Media Picture For My Story? – Part Two

Last time, we looked at whether the media can use images from social media sites applying fair use to several typical situations. Today, we look at the specific terms of service of various popular sites to see if some make...more

Copyright in Photos Posted to Twitter

Imagine you’re a professional photographer who finds yourself at the scene of an apocalyptic tragedy. You rush to document the unfolding events by rapidly photographing everything you can, even the disturbing aftermath....more

Social Media Law (Part 2: Twitter & Copyright)

This recent US copyright decision involving Agence France Presse (AFP) and photographer Daniel Morel dealt with the rights of a news publisher to publish images posted to Twitter....more

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