Protect Your Photography, Art, and Intellectual Property Copyright

Posted Jul. 29th, 2016 by Daniel J. Cox

I’ve never believed in the concept of the ‘starving artist.” Rather, I believe just because you want to be creative, there’s no reason you can’t make a decent living. I’m a firm believer in protecting my photographic copyrights and so should all others who aspire to be successful in the arts. You can add your voice by signing a petition that’s part of an Open Letter to the 2016 Political Candidates.

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Read and sign this open letter documenting your interest in protecting the intellectual property rights of all creative people. Whether you’re voting for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, or any other written candidate, make them aware that you want your rights protected via our nation’s copyright laws.

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There are 5 comments on this post…
  1. Tonia NoelleOn Aug. 24th, 2016

    SAVE OUR ART, NOW!!!!!

  2. Gina SinotteOn Aug. 23rd, 2016

    We need to stop the average person from ripping off professional artists. There needs to be a modernized way of tracking the metadata and copyrighted info within the content. Lets protect our copyrighted content!

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      Daniel J. CoxOn Aug. 23rd, 2016

      Could not have said it better or agree more Gina. Thanks for adding your voice.

  3. Thomas WiewandtOn Aug. 1st, 2016

    As a well established professional photographer, I know all too well that our creative community is struggling to survive today. A growing lack of public and corporate respect for our intellectual property rights threatens our very existence. I strongly urge you to support modernization of our copyright laws to streamline the registration process, mandate proper ownership attribution of images posted on the Internet, and simplify the process for copyright owners to pursue claims against those who pirate our work. It’s worth noting that most social media websites strip ownership metadata from images uploaded to their sites, which is simply unethical. These companies should be required to design their software to retain, at the very least, caption and ownership metadata that we embed in our images.

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