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Articles from March 2001

Greenberg Wins Against National Geographic

By Jim Pickerell | 809 Words | Posted 3/27/2001 | Comments
The 11th District Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision and found that National Geographic had infringed Jerry Greenbergs copyright when they produced the ''108 Years of National Geographic on CD-ROM.'' The lower court is ordered to provide injunctive relief for Greenberg. Greenberg's attorney, Norman Davis, said, The appellate ruling ''establishes brand new law that had not existed before. It'll apply to any author who owns the copyright in his work.''

Zefa Acquires Benelux Press

By Jim Pickerell | 483 Words | Posted 3/27/2001 | Comments
visual media international (vmi), which includes the picture agency Zefa Visual Media has acquired the Benelux Group situated in the Netherlands and Belgium. The company has over 200,000 images available online and will be establishing offices in the U.S. in 2002.

Tasini Heats Up

By Jim Pickerell | 2697 Words | Posted 3/27/2001 | Comments
Two new actions have raised photographer hopes for a favorable Supreme Court opinion on Tasini vs. The New York Times Company. Register of Copyrights, Marybeth Peters has gone on record with a compelling document supporting authors. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion in Greenberg vs. National Geographic also provides support for the authors position.

Royalty - A Percentage of What?

By Jim Pickerell | 956 Words | Posted 3/27/2001 | Comments
A new type of sub-agent providing technology services is moving to take a share of the gross fee in the internet environment. This fee, that is often hidden, will further reduce the photographer's percentage. Photographers need to push for full disclosure.

Random Thoughts 30

By Jim Pickerell | 1625 Words | Posted 3/17/2001 | Comments
This story has information on French court decision on lost transparencies of Gamma photographer, RF use trends, Laision returning all analog images, ASPP Seminar to identify solutions for finding editorial images, Solus Images and more.

Corbis Subscription Pricing

By Jim Pickerell | 789 Words | Posted 3/17/2001 | Comments
Corbis will introduce subscription pricing for their entire 30,000 image royalty free library. WAM!NET will access to corporations, publishers, advertising agencies and other creative professionals. Customers will pay monthly fee. Annual fee similar to price of a disc. There are no plans to use this type of pricing for RP images in the collection.

March 2001 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 6356 Words | Posted 3/10/2001 | Comments
This issue has stories on Convergence acquisitions, Moffly Forms Creatas, Getty's Year 2000 Results, Getty's upcoming contract battle with photographers, Random Eye's new cross brand searching, Staff reductions at Corbis, an analysis of the 50/50 split and its place in today's market, and more.

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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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