The Only Must-Have Comic For Filmmakers

In the digital age, copyright awareness has become an important issue and, so it seems, people become more and more educated on that topic. A favourable development, not only for the creator but, moreover, the copyright holder. This has, however, a dark side – usually in the form of copyright trolls. A species that’s specialized in “fighting for copyright owners” – without being asked to. A further issue is the absence of a clear legal framework that lay people can rely on. Although one should be able to use “public domain” and “fair use” materials without permission or, in the...

Is Google Promoting Photo Piracy?

If we are to believe Getty Images, Google is promoting photo piracy with its image search functionality. Both parties are kind of veterans in regard to court battles, Getty Images being known for aggressively fighting against copyright infringement, and Google being sued for breaching copyright in various cases such as through Google Book Search. In fact, Getty Images has been very successful in the recent past, forcing Microsoft to pull the plug on the Bing image widget in a very amiable fashion. To be precise, by signing a partnership deal. But this time, there’s a chance both parties won’t become...