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IPIC 2021 Report

We republish this report on the IPIC event in Las Vegas (July), courtesy of Don Franz and Photo Imaging News: This year’s IPIC meeting was…

Major copyright ruling a ‘double-edged sword’?

Business dealings between real estate photographers and agents may become more formal and time-consuming, after a photographer won a copyright infringement appeal against Realestate.com.au for unlawfully sub-licensing his images.

While the Appeals Court ruled that Realestate.com.au (REA) used overreaching rights-grabbing terms and conditions to commit copyright infringement, a leading Australian IP lawyer is concerned this ruling could be a 'double-edged sword' as the giant News Corp-owned sales platform seeks a legal workaround.

The bell tolls on industry unity

A few short years ago the photographic industry was served by a range of support associations covering commercial distributors, retailers, prolabs, professional photographers and keen amateurs. They say the past is another country, but in putting together this little overview of where we have come from, it’s startling to see just how different a country, and in such a relatively short period of time.