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Articles from May 1997

Use Without Permission

By Jim Pickerell | 239 Words | Posted 5/7/1997 | Comments
It is illegal to photocopy sections of books for sale to students. U.S. Supreme Court upholds 6th Circuit Court decision in Michigan.

The Spider Crawls

By Jim Pickerell | 141 Words | Posted 5/7/1997 | Comments
Digimarc announces a tool that can be used in conjunction with their Digimarc watermarking software to help a photographer track usage of their images on the World Wide Web.

Visual Creators Index

By Jim Pickerell | 1177 Words | Posted 5/7/1997 | Comments
A system of unique identifiers that can be used to watermark images is developed by the Association of Photographers in the UK.

Geographic On Disk

By Jim Pickerell | 1148 Words | Posted 5/7/1997 | Comments
National Geographic will release discs showing every article and picture that has appeared in the magazine in over 100 years.

Volume Production

By Jim Pickerell | 3641 Words | Posted 5/7/1997 | Comments
In the current environment, VOLUME production of stock photos can lead to disaster, not profits. The issue is examined from many perspectives.

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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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