U.S. Copyright Office Proposes Significant Fee Increases

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:07

The U.S. Copyright Office (@CopyrightOffice), Library of Congress, published a "Notice of proposed rule making" in the Federal Register on May 24, 2018, in which they reported the outcome of a study conducted by Booz Allen to address cost recovery goals.

Importantly, the Office has never recovered its full costs from user fees. Instead, the Office has traditionally recovered approximately 60% of its costs through fees; the remainder is provided through appropriated dollars from the U.S. treasury. ~ Federal Register/Vol. 83, No. 101, p. 24055

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Learn the new US Copyright Registration Rule Changes for Photographs

Saturday, 10 February 2018 18:00

The Copyright Office (@CopyrightOffice) announced on January 18, 2018, that new rules for registering photographs in the U.S. will take effect on February 20, 2018.

"Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photographs As part of its continued efforts to modernize its services, the U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of February 20, 2018, it will begin accepting applications for group registration of photographs through the Office’s online registration system. In most cases, applicants will generally be required to file such applications online, and may include up to 750 photographs in each claim." ~ https://www.copyright.gov/newsnet/2018/701.html

More detail, as published in the Federal Register:
https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-18/pdf/2018-00687.pdf

Published vs Unpublished

In addition to the limit of 750 photographs per $55 registration fee, there are important submission requirements you will need to follow. Among them is the following:

Noted from the above tweet:

"As mentioned in the final rule, applicants will be required to prepare and submit a list containing the titles and file names for each photograph in a group, along with a copy of each photograph in the group. The Office developed templates that may be used to prepare this list. The Office also prepared help text that provides step-by-step instructions for completing each application. See help text for published and unpublished".

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International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 now OPEN for Entries

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:00

Entries Now OPEN The 4th International Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017

ILPOTY Winning Image for 2016©Leonardo Papèra, Italy
Int'l Landscape Photograher of the Year
The International Landscape Photographer of the Year wishes to celebrate the art and craft of landscape photography! They do this by collecting 101 of the best landscape photographs into a book – printed by Momento Pro, as well as rewarding the 'best' single photographs, and the 'best' portfolios of four photographs.

In this fourth year of the competition, they are again very pleased to have the depth and judging experience of five of the world’s best photographers and industry professionals.

David Burnett, co-founder Contact Press Images, USA
Tim Parkin, ON LANDSCAPE Magazine Editor
Alex Noriega, 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Kaye Davis, NZIPP Grand Master of Photography
Jim M Goldstein, Fine Art Photographer and Author, USA

A new sponsor, Epson Australia, has been added for this year's competition!

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Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2017 Now Open

Friday, 22 September 2017 01:24

Scottish Nature Photographer Awards logoThe Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland.

The Scottish Nature Photography Awards Photographic Competition 2017 is open to professional and amateur photographers from around the world, but images must be taken in Scotland.

Entries close 24:00 hours GMT on Thursday 30th November 2017.

This is the 8th annual competition to seek the Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year.

The Categories

Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
Scottish Wildlife Portrait
Scottish Wildlife Behaviour
Scottish Landscape - Sea & Coast
Scottish Landscape - The Land
Scottish Landscape - Urban Greenspace
Scottish Botanical
Natural Abstract
Environmental

Additional Categories

Junior Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year 2017 (open to under-18s). Up to 5 images on any Scottish nature subject.

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Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Open Call

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 12:22

Deadline Extended to July 3

Rennaisance 2017 extended banner

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

Now in its 10th edition, the prize is once again on the hunt for outstanding photography. The annual award discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

You could enjoy valuable international exposure and excellent prizes. With judges from The Photographers’ Gallery, HOTSHOE Magazine, Foam, The Guardian and many more, entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics. There are over 6000 GPB / 7000 EUR / 8000 USD worth of prizes to be won.

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