Copyright'ing photos...

KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
edited May 2015 in Nikon DSLR cameras
I have been asked to oversee a group of volunteer amateur photographers who will be taking pictures at the Arctic Winter Games here in Nuuk in 2016. We are only one year away, and there is lots to do. One of the many things on my checklist is making sure we sort out how to handle property rights etc.

We will be volunteers for the AWG Committee and as such we are giving them all the Use Rights, but we want to retain the Intellectual Property Rights.

Thus far we have figured we need to add our own personal details in the Copyright section of the EXIF data, i.e. Artist – ”Bo Ø. Kristensen/bokr71@hotmail.com” and Copyright – ”© Bo Ø. Kristensen”. And then when we upload pictures over to the AWG website we add "AWG" to the Copyright information, so it reads Copyright – ”© AWG - Bo Ø. Kristensen”.

Question is; are we on the wrong track, or is this sufficient?

Comments

  • PB_PMPB_PM Posts: 3,973Member
    edited May 2015
    Depends on national regulations, you might what to check with your countries copyright office.
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    If I take a good photo it's not my camera's fault.
  • PistnbrokePistnbroke Posts: 1,793Member
    You dont need to put anyting on it though information in the EXIF helps but can be easily stripped off .
    If you took it its your coplyright with or without any marking ...your problem is if someone used it then how much effort and money will you put into getting money from them ?
    Did you consider giveing all your images to an agency and let them handle it ? Rockwell has just put up a good link with everything explained.
  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited May 2015
    ..........
    We will be volunteers for the AWG Committee and as such we are giving them all the Use Rights, but we want to retain the Intellectual Property Rights..............
    `By "them" do you mean the AWG Committee?
    If so; are you putting any constraints on their rights ?

    Pistnbroke
    Did you consider giving all your images to an agency and let them handle it

    If the rights have been assigned, to the AWG Committee. I suspect an agency may not be interested





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  • KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
    edited May 2015
    By "them" I do indeed mean the AWG Committee.

    As for an agency, I doubt any such exist here in Greenland and/or Denmark...

    We'll put the copyright info in the EXIF data, and rely on common Danish practise, i.e. the photographer retains rights to any picture for at least 70 years, regardless if he has given someone rights to use the picture.
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  • sevencrossingsevencrossing Posts: 2,800Member
    edited May 2015
    Getty images cover the whole world but they normally require exclusive rights, which you could not give them,if rights have been assigned to AWG

    You can add a digital signature
    and for a fee companies will search the web for their use


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