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Articles from January 1997

AP Freelance Claims Rights

By Jim Pickerell | 2730 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Will AP be required to compensate freelancers for the use of their images in new technologies? Will a new contract be offered? How will the results of this action affect all photographers?

Collecting on Misuse

By Jim Pickerell | 312 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Learn the things you should do in order to collect after you have discovered an unauthorized use of your image.

Photocopying Books

By Jim Pickerell | 596 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
U.S. Court of Appeals finds photocopying of books and articles for coursepacks illegal -- but for wrong reasons. Decision emphasizes publishers rights, and ignores rights of those who created the images or text. Decision likely to be appealed to Supreme Court.

Free Research Fee Sham

By Jim Pickerell | 5846 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Many Stock Agencies are no longer charging research fees. Royce Bair argues that may not be good for photographers in the long run.

Nature Books

By Jim Pickerell | 3126 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Photographer supplying images for Audubon Regional Guides should review this article before signing the Chanticleer Press contract.

Captioning and Filing

By Jim Pickerell | 2168 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Steps to consider when captioning and filing images.

International Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 567 Words | Posted 1/10/1997 | Comments
Over 50% of worldwide market for stock images is outside the U.S. Recent New York meeting with representatives of more than 155 agencies outlines some issues.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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