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Texas court says state institutions can use copyrighted material for free

A Texas appeals court has ruled that the University of Houston does not have to pay the photographer of a picture it has been using in online and print promotional materials. Houston photographer Jim Olive says the university removed copyright markings from an image downloaded from his stock library, failed to credit him when it was used and wouldnt pay when he sent a bill, but the university claims it has sovereign immunity and that it cant be sued. dpreview.com

2019-6-16 23:30

Creative Commons launches improved CC Search tool with access to 300 million images

Creative Commons has fully launched its new CC Search tool following a beta period, the organization has announced. The tool provides rapid access to a library of more than 300 million images indexed from 19 different collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, DeviantArt, Behance, Flickr, and Thingiverse Users can search for images using keywords and filter the results based on the license type and/or the collection from which the content is sourced. dpreview.com

2019-5-3 21:57

Single Use: Has Instagram Become Todays Digital Disposable Camera?

It's no longer a surprise for many that Instagram was inspired by Polaroids and the distinct look of film photography. But, is this nostalgic aesthetic the only aspect that the popular social media platform copied (or borrowed, if you want to put it lightly)? Or, has it also become the unwitting modern-day counterpart of the disposable camera? thephoblographer.com

2019-4-25 07:00

Sigma updates firmware for multiple EF mount lenses, EF-E converter and one F mount lens

Sigma has released new firmware updates for a number of its Canon EF mount lenses as well as its Canon EF-E converter and a single Nikon F mount lens. For the Canon EF mount lens included in the update, the firmware mainly addresses compatibility with Canon's in-camera Lens Aberration Correction feature to ensure corrections match the characteristics of each lens and errors don't appear when the feature is enabled. dpreview.com

2019-3-15 18:41

Hands-on with the Ricoh GR III

The wait is over Fans of the Ricoh GR, which was announced way back in 2013 (and preceded by both smaller-sensored and film GRs,) have been waiting a long time for an updated model. Sure, there was the GR II in 2015, but the biggest new feature on that model was Wi-Fi. dpreview.com

2019-2-22 16:00