Back in February, Sugar Factory stole at least one of Ryan Doco Connors’ photos, using it on a t-shirt that it sold in its online store. When Connors called them out on it, he was told that Theft Sugar Factory had a legal right to use it because they changed it by 40%, which is a load of crap (legally speaking).
Instead of launching an expensive legal campaign to exercise his rights, Connors did a photo shoot in honor of Sugar Factory’s theft. Check it out below. [click to continue…]
A star-studded cast is currently involved in shooting “Rock of Ages” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and the producers have declared a 3-block area of the downtown area as a no-photography-zone. Signs posted in the area read as follows:
Warning. No trespassing. Photography of this area is prohibited. Strictly enforced by FLPD. Violators subjet (sic) to arrest. City Ordinance 16-1 [click to continue…]
Twitter has announced that it will soon be rolling out an “official” method of sharing photos on Twitter. However, Twitter will apparently not be hosting the images – rather the images will be hosted and served by Photobucket. [click to continue…]
Train fanatic Christopher Fussell was shooting photos and video of Baltimore’s light rail train when he was stopped and detained by Maryland Transit Police. The police insisted that it was illegal to take photos and video of the transit system telling him that he “need[s] to cease and desist with the photographing and continue on your way.” [click to continue…]
Rolling Stone points out photographers’ dilemma going on right now with regard to photographing Lady Gaga’s concerts. In order to be permitted to shoot the concert, some photographers are required to sign an egregious rights-grab photo release.
There are a couple of provisions that are simply ridiculous from the photographers’ standpoint. [click to continue…]