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  1. This is my understanding so far after having read more on the subject. I think it's quite accurate, but take it as my opinion only, of course no legal value. 1) Generally not possible to mix published and unpublished 2) Not recommandable, better to first publish all the photos 3) Are one time per collection, but not one time per group. SO if it was a group registration (not a collection) then more statuatory damages can be obtained 4) REferring to grouup registration (not collection) It is possible to register photos taken in different years as published, by pubishing them on the same year 5) yes 6) yes 7) yes it's possible
  2. That's exactely what I want to do, but in my case not because I "need" to do it, but because I "want" to do it, in order to pay just one group registration fee for thousands of photos (there is no limit if the continuation form is not used). Could you confirm that I could technically register my photos as published already the day after I upload the publicly online? I also opened a specific topic here http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5631-us-copyrights-registering-images-as-published-the-folowing-day/#entry93925 Thank you
  3. According to the official compendium 3rd revision, 1116.6(A)(4) http://www.copyright.gov/comp3/docs/compendium.pdf Interpreting this passage, since it states the possibility of registering published images before 3 months passed (in this case it is actually given as a condition), I suppose the answer to my question is yes, I can register my photos as published already the day after I upload them online. Since I'm not mother tongue, if anybody has a different interpretation, please let me know.
  4. DO you have a contact of the COpyright hotline? It would be helpful to call them. Is it maybe this? (202) 287-8700 http://www.copyright.gov/history/mls/ML-255.pdf For the 750 images limit, as far as I know it's only if you use the "continuation form", but not if you attach a name list. Here an official position on that. It's from 2005, so I don't know if it might have changed in the meanwhile http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2005/70fr15587.html If you upload them online with a file including each name and published date in the same calendar year, then it should be no limit to my understanding And also this copyright.gov/forms/formgr_pph_con.pdf Referring to published images:
  5. From where you have this information? I've read a lot in the last months, and I've never found any limit for the first registration. Could you link to the source so that I can have a look? Thank you
  6. I'm not speaking specifically in this case about images that were licensed. I'm referring to any image considered as published, pretty much anything that becomes publicly available online without a password: photos published on blogs, social networks, etc. While I know that the best practice is to register the photos max every 3 months, this doesn't work for somebody that has never done registration before, since I first need to regularize all my past work spending as little as possible.
  7. Hello, some weeks ago I opened a topic about Copyright registration in the US with several questions, but now I would like to focus in particular in one of them, since that's what is still keeping me from starting the work. I can register images as unpublished within three months of publication. But what if I want to register them as published within those three months, is it possible? In example, today I upload them online to make them published, and tomorrow I do the registration, can I register them as published, or should I wait for 3 months to pass? I would like to use this trick to publish all my unpublished photos at once and pay just one group registration fee for several thousands photos. The original topic with more questions can be found here http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5290-registering-us-copyrights-with-a-low-cost-budget-group-registration-published-unpublished-year-one-time/#entry89866
  8. The limit as far as I got, is only for published images and only if you use the "Continuation form", used to add details of each photos, as in example published date. But If you attach a file with the filenames and published dates, then you don't need the continuation form, and you can register unlimeted published images from the same year-author. That's what I got, but was asking for confirmation to more knowledable people.
  9. Yes, that's what I mean, registration with the US Library of Congress, accessible online from here http://www.copyright.gov/eco/ I'm aware it relates only to infringements in the US and I already select cases according to their commercial infolvement: no profit, blogs and "un-sue-able" countries, I just ask for a credit and a link; Small businesses, the equivalent of a standard license for web usage; Bigger businesses according to the usage they do and the country where they used it (In example in Sweden and Usa I asked more than in Italy or in Brazil or Poland) Yes I'm. aware of it I've actually studied quite a lot of regulations and blogs and whatever was needed. It's just those very specific questions that are not answered, or answered, but not confirmed. I wanted to know if anybody had any more details from their personal experience.
  10. I've originally posted the message here http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5303-spam-words-in-the-forum-bug but as suggested I paste it also here, in order to give visibility to the matter
  11. That's weird. I don't knwo if it's because I'm a new user of the forum, and I might have extra restrictions.
  12. Hello, I've read your suggestions and found them useful. I opened a new topic about copyright registration. Maybe any of you is able to answer some of my questions? http://discussion.alamy.com/index.php?/topic/5290-registering-us-copyrights-with-a-low-cost-budget-group-registration-published-unpublished-year-one-time/ Thank you, Davide
  13. Hello, I'm new in the forum, and I struggled quite a lot with automatic spam words in the forum. I was receiving error selating to Spam Word XXX, where XXX was a numer, the last 3 numbers of the current year 20 16. I can't write it togheter otherwise it's considered spam. Same for another number, now I don't remember which one. The problem is that being a new user I was trying to understand what could be the spam word I was using. First I tried to count the words. In example SPam word 017, and I was looking for the 17th word and trying to delete it. But it didn't work. Then I though it was a numerical reference to a list somewhere in the regulation, but I didn't find any reference of it. Then I lost over one hour cutting and pasting just portions of my message to understand what was the problem. In the end I had the illumination that spam word XXX, the XXX was actually a number, and was consider to be spam itself! I have to say that's a quite srange and confusing behaviour, and I guess it's a bug, because I don't see any reason to block some specific numbers, in particular if we are speaking about the current year!
  14. Hello, I've been reading quite a lot of websites, FAQs, blog posts and whatever on the subject lately, but I still have some doubts. I've never registered my photos before, I'm Italian, and I never thought I might have an advantage on doing it. I run a travel websites (NomadTravellers.com) where 99% of the photos are mine, and get copied to hundreds of websites around the world (Mostly Asia and East Europe). Not many to US, but some yes. Last year I managed to get paid some money by 4-5 infringers, one of them from Usa, by simply writing some emails and putting some effort. So I though it would be worth to try registering my photos. I'm on low budget, so I would like to understand what would be the most cost-efficient way for me to do it. The best of the best would be to register them all in one single collection. So I ask to please don't answer according to "The best would be...". I already know that the best would be to register my photos with a cycle of maximum 3 months before they are published, and wathever else. What I would like to know is the cheapest way (not the best) to register most if not all of my photos, taken in the last 5 years. Premise: I consider all of my photos uploded to my website, Alamy or facebook and social media, to be published, even if not for sale. Below some questions and thoughts. 1) In theory you can't register published and unpublished work togheter. What if I renounce to past infringements, is there a chance to legally register all of my photos as Published in 20 16? In example can a photo that was publishe din 20 12 be registered as published in 20 16 if I renounce to past years infringements? (This would involve to publish all of my archive of my currently unpublished photos online before filing the request of course) 2) Is it possible to publish unpublished photos as published? Online information were controversial. The website of an attorney specialized in Copyrights, stated that it was possible to register unpublished photos as published. But another source stated that if even one photo of a collection is found to be declared uncorrectly (published or unpublished) then your registration might be refused or during a lawsuit you might have problems, or you might need to rectify the mistake with a 100$ fine with Form CA if you fnd it out by yourself. (I could skip this problem by publishing all of my archive of my currently unpublished photos online before the request of course) 3) I read that Statuory damages are just one time per collection. What does exactly this mean? In example an infringer, John, is using 5 of my photos from the same collection "Landscapes" in 2013, I can recover only one statuory damage, not 5. In 2014 another infringer, Mark, is infringing 10 of my photos from the same collection "Landscapes". Can I ask him statuory damages since he is a different person, or not because it's the same collection and I already was paid once statuory damages on that collection? Then John, the first infringer, in 20 16 uses different 20 photos form the same collection "Landscapes". Can he now use freely all the images he wants from the collection "Landscapes" since he has already paid me once in 2013, and I cannot sue him anymore for the same collection, or does it count as a new infringement and I can recover statuory damages once more, even if it's the same person infringing and the same collection? EDIT: In the comments in this webpage http://www.ipinbrief.com/ending-confusion-statutory-damages-ii/ A lawyer states that if the photos were registered together as a group, but not published in the same collection (example a book), then the damages can be asked more than one time. Confirmation also in here http://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/in-a-copyright-infringement-matter--are-you-awarde-589846.html 4) When doing the registration for a Published or Unpublished collection, can I register photos from different years? My supposition is No, since I have to state the "Date of Creation" but I just would like confirmation. 5) What date counts for a collection? My supposition is that for published images I have to group the photos according to the date of publication and for Unpublished images I can group my images according to the year they were taken. Is this right? 6) Is this correct: for published images there is a limit of 750 images per collection if the "continuation form" is used, while there is no limit for unpublished images (limit is one hour upload time) or published images without continuation form? Here some info about group registration for publishe dimages, but I don't know if the legislation was changed in the meanwhile http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2005/70fr15587.html If it's confirmed that for published collection I can register an unlimited number of photos, then I could register all of my unpublished photos taken in any year, all togheter paying just one collection fee (instead of one fee per year), after having published a small but recognizable preview of them in my website. 7) I can register images as unpublished within three months of publication. But what if I want to register them as published within those three months, is it possible? In example, today I upload them online to make them published, and tomorrow I do the registration, can I register them as published, or should I wait for 3 months to pass? Thank you!
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