DMLA Legal Update

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Legal Counsel On April 8, 2019 I participated in a Copyright Office roundtable on behalf of DMLA  regarding the Copyright Office’s preparation of a Section 512 report, which relates to immunity Internet Service Providers may be entitled to under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act if they comply with various provisions. The […]

VisualSteam Announces the Results of its 6th Annual Survey of Creative Pros on Stock

Image Licensing “Free” (CC0) images have burst onto the market with as many creatives using free images as those using microstock. VisualSteam announces the release of its 6th Annual Survey of Creative Pros: Stock Image Licensing. The survey is sent to more than 20,000 art buyers, art directors, art producers, creative directors, photo editors and […]

Photos in 2019: A Trending Forecast from Scopio

As creatives know, there have been huge shifts in the visual landscape this year, especially due to what is popular and getting the most engagement on Instagram, where 50 million photos are being shared every single day. At this staggering rate of content growth, at Scopio we have seen these trends get pushed through to […]

Copyright Office Releases “Copyright and Visual Works: The Legal Landscape of Opportunities and Challenges”

The U.S. Copyright Office has submitted a letter to Congress detailing the results of the Office’s public inquiry on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are registered, monetized, and enforced under the Copyright Act of 1976. The Office sought commentary on the marketplace for these visual works, as well as observations […]

Judge strikes down ‘data trespass’ laws as unconstitutional

In a big win for NPPA (National Press Photographer’s Association), after years of litigation, a federal judge struck down a Wyoming law that unconstitutionally banned photography in certain circumstances in Wyoming. They were represented by Public Justice in this case, but Mickey H. Osterreicher, Esq. and Alicia Wagner Calzada, PLLC dedicated many hours to this effort. […]

Hearing for CASE Act: Capitol Hill, September 27th

The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act on Thursday, September 27th at 2:00pmET (Room 2141 in the Rayburn House Office Building). Rayburn House Office Building Address: 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515/ Nearest Metro Stop: Capitol South on Blue/Orange/Silver Lines Nearest Train Station: Union Station Expected witnesses are as follows: Ms. Jenna Close, […]

SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH FOR SMARTFRAME TECHNOLOGIES LTD

    “SmartFrame has developed a revolutionary, patent-pending new image format for the internet that seeks to redefine and become the ubiquitous digital image standard.” Having spent 5 years developing the technology and building the infrastructure to support exponential growth, SmartFrame is now seeing the technology being adopted by photographers, picture agencies, publishers and brands […]

WEBPURIFY: GUEST BLOG POST

      WebPurify is proud to be a new sponsor of the Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA). We are a full-service digital content moderation and review company with over 12 years of experience. Our mission is to maintain the quality and integrity of your media library. Our in-house live teams and artificial intelligence solutions work 24/7, […]