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  1. Hi all, I had this through today but when I looked at the current UK newspaper circulation figures the numbers bore no resemblance. Any idea what newspaper has a print run of 2 million? Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Newspaper - nationalPrint run: up to 2 million
  2. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned a number of DJI drones from flights over human beings as investigations are carried out into the cause of some models falling out of the sky.http://flip.it/niN-u8 How safe in nowadays invest in aerial photo/video is that stuff happens?
  3. Hi, Just a quick note to introduce myself. Just getting my head around Alamy membership and beginning to sort out images to upload. Already grateful for tips from those in the from. Regards, Mark
  4. Hi Guys, Just popping in to say hello and see what the forums are like. Are there any sharing groups or forums for social media etc? I may have been here a while but not used the forums or alamy much until recently. Simon <a href="http://www.simonbrattphotography.com">Simon Bratt Photography</a>
  5. hello, Just wanted to get a few tips on putting locations into/on images from other members. When key wording do others put in "England" "Wales" "Warwickshire" "Somerset" etc or just the street, town then UK in the location address? As I type in the address, Google maps sometimes finds the right place, sometimes it doesn't! If I type in a company name it can default to another location the other side of the country!! Does anyone have a "best" or preferred way of putting in the exact location and Google finding it, or, is it just a bit hit and miss if Google finds the wrong place and best to carry on with what you believe to be the exact address? Or do people just enlarge the Google map and drop in a pin and fingers crossed someone searching for a location nearby will find it? Or, maybe I'm becoming just a little obsessive about key wording and location tags, haha. Thanks to anyone that replies, Dave.
  6. Thought I would share this very useful summary of copyright developments over time from DACS : https://www.dacs.org.uk/latest-news/copyright-uncovered-photographs?category=For+Artists&title=N&utm_source=DACS+General+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=f7a41f8e79-DACS_newsletter_Q1_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_de159500fe-f7a41f8e79-223246869&mc_cid=f7a41f8e79&mc_eid=abf8554838 https://www.dacs.org.uk/knowledge-base/factsheets/copyright-in-photographs Marc
  7. Hi from Media City UK That is City of Salford - separated from Manchester by the River Irwell I've always got a camera with me, just need to keep the sensor clean and spend time setting up a nice shot to keep the Alamy guys sweet
  8. Just completing my first infringement claim via Pixsy (probably the first of a few, if it goes well! As a UK resident, I am completing the W-8BEN form, but it appears (correct me if I'm wrong) that I have to pay the IRS 30% tax (gulp!) on any settlement, unless I submit a Foreign Tax Identifying Number. For UK citizens, is this my Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)? Or is it a number issued by the IRS on completion of more arduous forms?! And if I enter my UTR on Pixsy's form, are there more hoops to jump through/forms to fill before I can complete the W-8BEN? Many thanks EDIT: hold up, I think I may have it. Am I correct in thinking that in order to avoid paying the 30% tax to the IRS, I have to fill in the W7 (Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) form, then submit that to the IRS? If so, can I do that online and how long would it take? Thanks again.
  9. Hi, I was recommended Alamy last year and have now tentatively stuck my toe in the water. I uploaded my 4 test images last Autumn and promptly did nothing for 6 months! Now trying to upload images and build up a stock that hopefully could bring in a little cash. I am not a photographer by profession, although I sometimes have to use my limited skills at work in a design and marketing studio. I've got over 9,000 photos on flickr, and I'm hoping that will make sorting out a few of the better ones for on here easier. I'm struggling with uploading at the moment though, I'm not finding it as straighforward as it appears! (How long does it usually take for a batch of uploaded photos to appear?) I'm into a lot of old stuff - cars and bicycles - and getting out on them on rides and road trips. Also a few air shows, and a few bits of local interest in and around Southampton. I'm not sure if there is any market for it all though! We will see ... Hopefully it will be worth the effort involved in uploading and tagging the images. Will be searching on here for tips to help with tagging photos, and what is worth uploading, permissions etc ... Mike. https://www.flickr.com/photos/29051501@N08/collections
  10. I always assumed worldwide usage to include the UK. At least that's how I always presented evidence for book sales for my Payback 2014 claim. DACS however are no longer counting 'Worldwide' or 'Worldwide English Language' as evidence on the summary of sales I present them. Sales must indicate a book was published specifically in the UK. This is fine and rules is rules though confused why now and not previously.
  11. Any idea which UK newspaper would have yielded this sale? (Two sales actually but identical wording.) Country: United Kingdom Usage: Editorial Media: Newspaper - national Print run: up to 2 million Placement: Inside and online Image Size: 1/4 page Start: 01 June 2015 End: 02 June 2015 One use in a single editorial article used within the print and digital versions of a single publication. Digital usage includes archive rights for the lifetime of the article. There's no online evidence I can find with Google and Tineye reverse image searches and the wording doesn't correspond with any of my other UK newspaper sales. John
  12. Has anyone any experience with the Patents Court, Small Claims re copyright infringement http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/courts/patents-court/patents-court-small-claims.pdf if one resides OUTSIDE of the United Kingdom and therefore cannot attend in person. If so, how difficult and time consuming was the procedure and was it worthwhile? I am seriously thinking of pursuing the "painter" who has used many of my photographs of aborigines as derivatives without my permission. He is well aware that he cannot do this as I have warned him months ago but he still continued with the exhibition and is still selling prints and "originals" of his "work" on a website. This I consider wilful use and in the past, I have been in contact with a UK IP lawyer but UK legal fees are really, really expensive and UK lawyers rarely, if ever, work on a contingency basis! The gallery in Oldham, Lancs has not been too forthcoming about which "paintings" were exhibited and now the exhibition is over. For the life of me, I cannot understand galleries who exhibit work when it is patently obvious that the "painting" was taken from a photograph. One of this "painter's" works is one of Clint Eastwood and although Mr Eastwood might be willing to sit for a painting, I don't think he would sit for a guy in Lancashire. Under UK law, one must have the written permission of the photographer if painters wish to use work as a derivative http://www.copyrightservice.co.uk/copyright/p22_derivative_works.en.htm and I am constantly amazed that "painters" the world over seem to think that photographs are in the public domain and there is no copyright issue. Just take a look as sites such as Fine Art America and RedBubble and you will see that theft of IP is endemic. Sheila
  13. I wonder just what forum members think of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report criticising the Hargreaves report, the IPO and the government's copyright weakening agenda. Quote: "Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has harshly criticised the government and Google in a report into the UK's creative industries. The MPs want the 2010 Digital Economy Act - which cracks down on downloaders of pirated material and other copyright infringers - activated without further delay. And the panel wants recommendations from Professor Ian Hargreaves' radical review of UK intellectual property – the so-called "Google Review" – scrapped. This comes after the backbenchers concluded the government is largely barking up the wrong tree with its policy on protecting intellectual property in Blighty (or not as the case seems to be). As El Reg has explained in exhaustive length,....rather than building markets based on property rights, it has instead set about dismantling the very rights that people in those markets need to earn a crust. "We regret that the Hargreaves report adopts a significantly low standard in relation to the need for objective evidence in determining copyright policy," the MPs write in their report. "We do not consider Professor Hargreaves has adequately assessed the dangers of putting the established system of copyright at risk for no obvious benefit." End quote. The whole lot here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/26/dcms_committee_creative_industries/ My view it that the report at last shows that some MPs are wakeing up the the damage that the Hargreaves report and the stance the government has taken as a result, (as if the Hargreaves report was not what the government wanted to hear) would do to the economic viability of the whole creative sector.
  14. I was sent this by a fellow photographer. http://www.ipo.gov.uk/hargreaves-orphanmyth.pdf stating the Government's side of the new legislation. Sheila
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