New York Photographer Goes After DKNY For Illegal Photo Usage

Posted Feb. 27th, 2013 by Daniel J. Cox

I recently found this great article on the US News Bblog about photographer Brandon Stanton who was approached by DKNY to use his photos of street people from New York. As the article describes, DKNY offered an unreasonable fee for the use of so many images, so Brandon declined the deal. Amazingly, they chose to use them anyway in their Bangkok store. Friends of Brandon’s saw the illegal usage and contacted him. He then contacted DKNY. It all turns out very positive, but I wanted to share this little nugget of photo business wisdom with all my readers to encourage you to hang on to the rights of your images. This sort of thing just continues to get harder and harder to keep track of and I’m doing whatever I can to help you folks retain the rights of your pictures. Take a look at my post How To Protect Your Photo Rights, where you can download free handouts detailing what you can do to make sure your photos are protected.

Brandon Stanton, a New York street photographer who runs Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton, a New York street photographer who runs Humans of New York










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