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Articles from April 1997

Use Without Permission

By Jim Pickerell | 214 Words | Posted 4/4/1997 | Comments
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that commercial exploitation of copyrighted materials by a Michigan copy shop did not constitute ''fair use'' was upheld when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Articles and book chapters may be used in university coursepacks only with permission of the copyright holder.

Follow The Money

By Jim Pickerell | 1162 Words | Posted 4/3/1997 | Comments
British corporations taking over the stock business with new acquisitions. Getty acquires Liaison. Visual Communications Group is looking for a major U.S. agency to purchase. Two largest sellers of stock in the world.

Photographers Sue AP

By Jim Pickerell | 545 Words | Posted 4/3/1997 | Comments
Freelancers sue AP alleging AP has historically and illegally infringed their copyrights.

Microsoft's Creative Contracts

By Jim Pickerell | 308 Words | Posted 4/3/1997 | Comments
Microsoft tries to get all rights when hiring writers to work for their network. The have six different versions of their ''standard contract'' with various levels of rights give up according to ASJA.

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This stock photography news site focuses on the business side of photography with a special emphasis on stock photography. Our goal is to help photographers maximize their earnings based on the quality of their work and the commitment they are prepared to make to the trade. The information provided will be applicable to part-timers as well as full time professional photographers. We’ll leave it to others to teach photographers how to take better pictures.

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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