If you come across a publisher, client or competition organiser and find that they are taking liberties with your copyright or imposing unfair contract terms over reproduction rights, please report them in the copyright alerts forums
What is copyright? How do I protect my work? What do I do if someone asks to use my photographs? What can I do if someone uses them without asking? Why should I even care?
All these questions and more are answered here in a simple and straightforward manner and with the focus on UK law.
Thanks to the web there are now few distinctions between professional and amateur photographers. Both have the capability to show, market and distribute their work globally.
Last week the Pro-Imaging campaign for fair photo competitions ceased on the PI web site, and in its place a new and comprehensive web site has been launched at artists-bill-of-rights.org.
Pro-Imaging say "The aim of the new web site is to bring together all creative disciplines because photographers are not the only people being ripped off by unscrupulous competition organisers, and a broader based world-wide approach was considered necessary to combat this insidious and growing menace.
The Royal Wedding Album presents itself on Facebook as "a photo album of the people's celebration of Prince William and Kate Middletons wedding", which might lead you to believe this is a photo-sharing venue for royalist fans.