Summary of PACA Sales Webinar

NOTES FROM PACA SALES WEBINAR 5-13-14 PACA’s first webinar in May was focused on sales.  Over 45 people attended the lively discussion and, despite some technical difficulties, a lot of great information was shared with the participants. PANEL: Leslie Hughes, Visual Steam Candace Murray, Condé Nast Sonia Wasco, Grant Heilman Photography Leslie’s Presentation   (view here) […]

Stipple Shuts Down

Image-tagging advertising startup Stipple Inc. has closed its doors.  Although they were able to raise capital at had a valuation of close to $25 million dollars they were unable to become profitable in a timely enough fashion. See the entire article here   Elaine Vitt

PACA is Pleased to Welcome our Newest Members

We are excited to receive these new companies into our membership. Please reach out and help acknowledge our new members.  Just one call from an existing member can really help them feel welcome. Corporate: PhotoShelter PhotoShelter helps people and organizations who are passionate about their photos do more with them. From creating beautiful websites and […]

On Using Orphan Images

by Doug Brooks  With Permission of Visual Connections Blog                                                              Initially Published on Visual Connections Blog Question: When is it okay for me to publish (or […]

Image Embedding

PACA’s mission has always been to support a healthy and sustainable market for licensing the use of photographic images, as well as to encourage and support innovative ways for photography to be legally used in the rapidly changing marketplace.  Clearly, models for licensing of photography have had a difficult time keeping pace with changes brought […]

United States Court Of Appeals Decision For Copyright Registration

After many years, the Ninth Circuit finally entered a decision in the Alaska Stock, LLC v. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company case.  Reversing the district court’s dismissal of Alaska Stock’s copyright infringement claim, the court definitively held that Alaska Stock had “successfully registered the copyright both to its collections and to the individual images contained therein” […]

SheStock is a female centric collection

Shestock is a female centric image collection created by professional women photographers. The collection is based on a simple concept – ask visual women to create imagery that is authentic to their lives and experiences.  There is far too much simplistic and unkind imagery of women used in advertising. This imagery leads to a disconnect […]

Request for prior art to help defeat Uniloc Patent Claim

By Nancy Wolff Esq., PACA Counsel On December 10, 2013, the patent troll Uniloc filed ten new patent infringement actions against image licensing companies based on United States patent 7, 099, 849 entitled INTEGRATED MEDIA MANAGEMENT AND RIGHTS DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS. The invention is described in a broad and ambiguous manner, which has enabled Uniloc to […]