ASMP National Board has canceled a stock seminar planned by the Dallas chapter because the meetings were scheduled to give a platform to RF producers and traditional stock agencies whose practices the board finds ''inconsistent with ASMP's policy, goals and code of ethics.''
This article includes shorts on stock photographer Randy Taylor's elevation to VP at Liaison; Trend Watch's statistics on the number of creatives worldwide; Copyright and trademark issues in the UK and photographer credits at Corbis.
This report summarizes some of the 1998 developments that Getty Images recently reported to their stock holders.
National Geographic informed their photographers at their January meeting that in the future they will be using the photographer's work in more ways and they are offering less overall payment for these usages. See details.
Charles Swan reports on Bridgeman Art Library's loss of its copyright claim against Corel Corporation. Bridgeman aledged that Corel distributed RF copies of fine art paintings which Bridgeman had the sole right to license.
After more than thirty years with FPG, Gary Elsner has started a consulting service for stock agencies and individual photographers.
Thoughts on new policies at The Stock Market; Changes at Corbis; Rights of Privacy in the UK and Fiduciary Responsibilities of Stock Agencies.
Nancy Wolff reports legal developments in trademarking of landmarks.
We have just learned that in August 1997 the Central London County Court ordered Pictor to pay Philip Chudy approximately £45,000 in commissions that Pictor had been withholding for several years. They were also required to return Chudy's transparencies. See details of the situation and settlement. Pictor is the parent of Uniphoto/Pictor with offices in Washington, DC, New York and Los Angeles.
EyeWire, Inc. (formerly Adobe Studios) launches a portal site to provide all types of visual content - such as video, animation, photography, type fonts, illustrations and clip art -- to the professional community.