Tag Archives: Carolyn E. Wright

PhotoAttorney: Facebook’s old TOU ‘aren’t good either’

Following the reversion to the old terms of use on Facebook, Carolyn E. Wright reminds us that the old TOU ‘aren’t good either, especially for photographers who care that their photos might be used for promotional purposes without payment.’

“Facebook’s TOU currently state:

‘By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof…'”

Full story at this link…

Photo Attorney: Who is right in the Fairey vs AP Obama photo case?

As reported by various sources (including the AP) the AP has made a claim against artist Shepard Fairey for use of its photograph: the AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey’s defence claims that the use is permitted through ‘fair use.’

“Who is right?” asks Carolyn E. Wright on the Photo Attorney blog. “Unfortunately, only a court can truly tell us. But that doesn’t stop us from trying to figure it out!”

Wright’s comprehensive post looks at issues surrounding fair use and photograph copyright.

Full post at this link…