On the trails of a polar bear
Once an image is on the Internet, it may well take paths that are as complicated as they are strange. The Hamburg-based agency Die Bildbeschaffer followed the trails of an image that shows a polar bear and was made available via the database of the renowned Alfred Wegener Institute. Now it is being sold as a rights-managed image – without the consent of the photographer. A case study that tells a lot about the care applied when handling image rights.
Smint.io standard contracts for stock content - a revolution in content buying
We at Smint.io have developed a uniform standard licensing scheme for stock content. The standard license scheme contains all the essential terms that are necessary for the legally compliant use of stock content in companies or agencies. Different target groups and types of use are distinguished in the standard license scheme.
Read now why we call this a revolution in content buying.
What is a model or property release? When do I need a release?
If you just want to purchase a picture or video license, you may not be too interested in the legal aspects of buying a license. However, it is very important to have some basic knowledge on the topic, as this will help you avoid dangerous pitfalls that can lead to litigation and costly compensation claims.
This article will give you guidance on questions around the topic of model and property releases.
Do you still “google” your pictures or are you sminting already?
Searching on the internet has become so easy that the name of the platform that brought this convenience to us has quickly become synonymous for internet search altogether. We don’t just search any more, we “google”.
In the context of intellectual property, “googling” can be quite dangerous.
Find out why!