There was a recent announcement that DPReview (its website, social media and YouTube assets) would be shut down by April 2023 after 25 years of activity. The published outcry has been huge, with opinion firmly expressing the view that this is a big loss for the photographic community.
How is it that something universally popular can be deemed unnecessary? It seems to happen a lot. This piece isn’t a commentary on the merits of any particular service. It’s about the decision-making of corporate owners.
Continue reading “Profit vs. Popularity” →
The courts, particularly in the United States, set new precedent every day. A lot of those decisions relate to who should benefit from what transaction and how much.
And here’s the disclaimer: this is not a legal opinion or even a legal review. It’s a commentary on a specific example of legal precedent as related to photography.
Just as copyright law and precedent is solidifying and establishing boundaries for photographers’ rights, some court rulings open the opposite door, establishing precedent that illustrates when a photograph can be used without permission or compensation. Where do you sit on this issue? Continue reading “When Fair Use Isn’t Fair” →