The Industry Needs to Stop Taking Photographers Image Rights ASAP

We’ve noticed a disturbing trend regarding image rights and it just seems to be getting worse.

There are a ton of services out there that market themselves as the perfect way for photographers to get their work seen by, and possibly even purchased by major brands and organizations, all you have to do is sign up to use, upload your images and then wait for all of that exposure to pay off; only there’s a catch. A lot of these services state in the small print that you will be giving up all image rights, and that you can never claim to be the photographer who took the image. Wait. What? The saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it’s too good to be true” definitely rings out here, and a recent report about another image rights grab has just confirmed that this issue is just getting worse. Continue reading…