Don’t get fooled by these frauds

During lockdown, internet scammers have become more insidious and creative in their phishing schemes. Some have even posed as image enforcement companies, mimicking copyright demands. I was just alerted to this scam and thought it important to warn DMLA members and those who engage in enforcement practices, who may want to alert customers. – Nancy […]

Metadata Field Changes Via Image Migration Does Not Violate Copyright Act

Zuma Press, Inc. et al. v. Getty Images (US), Inc., No. 19-3029, 2021 WL 807865 (2d Cir. Mar. 3, 2021) In a decision that is favorable to the image licensing industry, the Second Circuit earlier this month upheld a ruling by the Southern District of New York granting summary judgment in favor of Getty Images […]

In Memoriam

Erik Falkensteen (1934-2020) Cultural Photographer/ Quintessential Photo Researcher It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Erik Falkensteen, Danish-American photographer who documented daily life with profound humanity and longtime photo researcher at The Granger Collection. Born in Denmark in 1934, Erik Falkensteen served in the military as a young man but his […]

American Masters releases trove of unseen interviews

DMLA Member WNET recently announced the launch of a robust digital archive by the PBS series American Masters, making a collection of interviews from the last four decades of films available and fully searchable for the first time. The American Masters digital archive includes over 1,000 hours of footage from more than 1,000 original, never-before-seen, […]

Best Practices in Copyright Enforcement

Members of the DMLA Legal Committee have created and published a guide to Best Practices in Copyright Enforcement, combining their expertise with that of members who provide copyright enforcement services. While DMLA does not endorse any particular company, the checklist, posted on DMLA’s website, is intended to help firms and individuals choose enforcement companies that […]

Hello 2021 – You’re already looking great!

By Leslie Hughes, DMLA President Founder & CEO, iSpy Visuals Welcome to Newsbreak!  The Digital Media Licensing Association is proud to share member / industry news, educational offerings, advocacy outreach and networking opportunities. This digest is one of several projects we at DMLA are launching or expanding in this most-welcomed new year – our 70th […]

Congress Passes CASE Act, Ushering in Crucial Copyright Reform

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the long-awaited Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019 (the “CASE Act”), as part of its omnibus spending and COVID-19 relief bill, H.R. 133. The law was enacted on December 27, 2020, and is poised to reform copyright litigation in the United States in the coming year, creating […]

Courage at work

Like most people, we at DMLA were stunned by the events of January 6, 2021, the breach of the United States Capitol. In light of these events, DMLA wants to celebrate the courageous work of photojournalists and filmmakers who risked their lives to bring us the story. In October 2020, we heard from renowned photojournalists […]

DMLA’s first all-digital conference opens the door for future innovative events

The reviews are in: The 2020 Digital Media Licensing Conference delivered its promise of better-than-ever content while taking the event back to its international roots, attracting 240 persons from 16 countries to the six-day event. From comprehensive sessions on hot topics in tech and legal to mind-bending demonstrations of synthetic cars, scenery and people, more […]

Altering Gutter Credit Can Result in Violation of CMI

Violation Can Occur Even Without Knowledge of Third-Party Future Infringement- (Gregory Mango vs. Buzzfeed, Inc.) The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of a freelancer photographer, Gregory Mango, and against Buzzfeed when a photo editor ran a photo crediting the subject’s attorney instead of the photographer.  Mango regularly contributed photographs to newspapers, […]