embedded information is not the same as registering copyright in the USA ...
Originally Posted by Noble
maybe it is in the UK / EU and elsewhere ?
i just know what i know, digital or analog photographs, hand drawn, written text, website information, 1d, 2d, 3d media you name it!
everything has to be registered or the :owner: is pretty much screwed.
you don't need to take MY word for it, at least in the USA
here is the info: http://www.copyright.gov/
you don't need to argue with me, i know what I need to do, if you have problems
or questions contact the COPYRIGHT OFFICE at the LOC ...
as for how to analog things get into the office?
there are digital submissions / scans &c
but there are also analog submissions as well ... copies of everything submitted ... contact sheets &c.
if your work isn't "copyrighted" in the us, REGISTERED WITH THE COPYRIGHT OFFICE
metatags, © symbols, saying " bla bla bla copyright 1999-2013", even having the SLIDES AND NEGATIVES &c isn't enough ...
you need to have it REGISTERED ... because you won't get any help from lawyers or the law or the court system.
this is for the USA, elsewhere this may be totally different ...
you don't need to believe me ... but i have been taken to the cleaners
by a company that stole my work ( that i hadn't registered )
and i didn't have any legal way to get compensation because they were good at rewriting the truth..
this was 8? years ago, now the laws aren't too different
although, they make it easier for people who want to steal work to say " i looked but couldn't find the owner so its orphaned "
AND the time we live in also makes it easy for people who have their work on flickr &c to be barely compensated
and have their work used because of the glee - factor and the AD/CDs save a fortune ...
Last edited by jnanian; 05-21-2013 at 10:42 PM. Click to view previous post history.