KodakOne Attempts to Prevent Unlicensed Use of Pictures

by Nancy E. Wolff and Kyle Brett. On January 9th, Kodak announced its intention to enter the cryptocurrency craze by developing a blockchain-based service that presumably allow participating photographers to get paid each time their licensed work is used on the Internet without their prior consent. As described on the company’s website, the digital platform, currently […]

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 […]

MICROSOFT’S 3-STEP PROCESS TO ONLINE THEFT

By Robert Henson, courtesy of Tall Firs Media, LLC Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker and itself a massive consumer of image content for its products and services, has taken the bold step of promoting the theft of images online. Through its newly revamped Office product, Microsoft is replacing an image search functionality – one […]