Nothing Stays the Same and Nothing Changes

I attended my first PACA meeting in the late 1970’s. I came to NYC on Jane Kinne’s advice to meet with others who actually knew what they were doing in the photo licensing business. I had just put my hat in the ring and Jane had figured out how much I didn’t know about what […]

BING’S NEW WIDGET

Many of our members are as concerned as we are about the recent Bing Image Widget that launched August 22, 2014. This tool is marketed to internet users and encourages website publishers to enhance their websites and embed a panel of images on their website that are selected from using the Bing Image Search.  There is […]

PACA’s Sales Webinar

In May PACA held its first webinar focused on sales strategies.  It was a tremendous success, despite a few technical glitches.  Those who attended were rewarded with some juicy tidbits of advice from some of the industries most respected sales professionals. The panel consisted of Leslie Hughes from Visual Steam, Candice Murray for Condé Nast […]

PACA 2014-2016 Board Takes the Reigns

PACA’s new Executive Board begins its term of office tomorrow, May 1, 2014.  As we turn the gavel to our new President Steve Spelman and his new officers, our sincere thanks goes to the outgoing board, especially to Nancy Carrizales, PACA President. Board positions require countless volunteer hours by these PACA members. This association would not […]

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 […]

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” […]

Visual Connections Interview with Cathy Aron, PACA Executive Director

Courtesy of Visual Connections.  Originally published on Visual Connection’s Blog: http://www.visualconnections.com/blog Michael Masterson and I ( Ellen Herbert) were speaking about the history of our industry. Again and again, one name came up as a leader and advocate for all things stock photography. And as a result, I asked Michael to interview Cathy Aron. Cathy Aron […]

Microsoft Responds to PACA’s Concerns

Recently, PACA sent a letter to Microsoft addressing the issues brought to our attention by Past President Rob Henson in regards to Microsoft’s Office web page “Images”.  We asked APA, ASMP, ASPP, GAG, NPPA and PPA to join our efforts. On this webpage Microsoft prompted readers to use Bing to download images for whatever intended use […]