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General Data Protection Regulation Form

The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR,  that goes into effect on May 25, 2018 will require companies that do business in the EU to provide a form to the companies that they are dealing with.  This regulation strengthens the privacy rights of individuals living in the European Union (not only E.U. citizens) and applies to anyone who does business with those persons, even if that simply means collecting data for marketing purposes.

Here is a form that you can use to facilitate this process.

GDPR Privacy Policy Form

FORM PRIVACY POLICY – May 2018

THIS FORM PRIVACY POLICY SHOULD BE MODIFIED TO CONFORM TO YOUR ACTUAL USE OF INFORMATION IN EACH INSTANCE.  DO NOT USE THIS FORM WITHOUT REVIEWING IT CAREFULLY AND MAKING SURE ALL USAGE OF INFORMATION IS ACCURATE.  YOU SHOULD REVIEW THIS FORM WITH YOUR ATTORNEY.  ITEMS IN BRACKETS SHOULD BE CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR BUSINESS OR DELETED AS THEY MAY APPLY TO SPECIALIZED SERVICES THAT ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO ALL DMLA MEMBERS.

DUE TO THE RECENT EUROPEAN GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION, WHICH IS IN EFFECT AS OF MAY 25, 2018, CERTAIN ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS MAY BE NECESSARY IF YOUR WEBSITE IS USED IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR COMPANY COLLECTS CERTAIN “SPECIALIZED” PERSONAL DATA SUCH AS GENETICS, RACE OR ETHNICITY DATA, POLITICAL OPINIONS, ETC., YOU ARE REQUIRED TO APPOINT A “DATA PROTECTION OFFICER.” IF YOUR COMPANY HAS MORE THAN 250 EMPLOYEES, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO KEEP MORE DETAILED RECORDS OF WHAT DATA YOU COLLECT AND HOW YOU USE IT, SUCH AS YOUR REASONS FOR PROCESSING THE DATA, A DESCRIPTION OF DATA BEING PROCESSED, DETAILS ON RECIPIENTS OF THE DATA, DURATION OF RETENTION, DETAILS ON TRANSFERS OUTSIDE OF THE EU, AND AN OVERVIEW OF THE SECURITY MEASURES YOU EMPLOY.

[INSERT COMPANY NAME] (“Company”, “we”, or “Us”) is committed to respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes how Company collects, uses, and retains personal information to enable us to do business with you and improve our services. “Personal Information” includes any information that relates to, identifies, or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains.

The terms of this policy apply to [all of Company’s websites/Company’s website: http://www.______.com/ ([collectively] the “Site”), unless different terms are otherwise specified or provided to you

By using this Site, you understand and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. This Site is operated in [the United States/_______] and may be accessed abroad. For data protection purposes, Company is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Personal Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.

We do not sell, rent, or share your Personal Information to or with third parties in any way other than as disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY PREFERENCES

Upon request Company will provide you with information about whether we hold, or process on behalf of a third party, any of your Personal Information. To request this information please contact us at [privacy@company.com].

You have the right to access and correct or revise your Personal Information and privacy preferences at any time [by visiting the “_______” section of the Site and/or] by contacting us at [privacy@compay.com]. We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RETAIN FROM CUSTOMERS

When you visit this Site some Personal Information may be collected automatically as part of the Site’s operation. This information may include your IP (Internet Protocol), your browser type, access times,[ the website that referred you to us,] and navigational information such as the pages you view on the Site. We collect information about your use of the Site and our other customers in the aggregate to learn more about how our Site is used by our customers in order to improve our service and our Site.

When you register online with us, we collect the Personal Information you provide to us, including your name, address, job title, company name and company type, phone number, email address, password, and [INSERT ANYTHING ELSE YOU COLLECT]. You may choose not to provide this information by not registering with us, however certain products and services on the Site are only available to you upon registration. Registration enables you to access higher resolution content [and to enter into a license to use content for comp purposes].

[If you use our mobile apps, we collect information on the type of device you use, and operating system version. We do not ask for, access, or track any location-based information from your mobile device at any time.]

If a password is used to protect your account and Personal Information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND RETAIN FROM CONTRIBUTORS

In addition to the Personal Information collected from general users of the Site, if you contribute content to us for licensing you may be asked to provide your Personal Information such as your name, phone number, primary address, and email address. We may verify this information by asking you to [upload a scan of a government issued ID (which will be stored securely on our servers), or] provide a credit card number.

In order to pay you and report sales to you, you will be asked to provide certain Personal Information such as payment information, payment method, payment emails, tax information; [INSERT WHAT OTHER INFORMATION YOU NEED].

Some of this information is mandatory and if you choose not to disclose, we may not be able to engage in any activity with you.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you license content from us, we collect your username, password, full name, telephone number, email address and postal address, [company name, company title,] credit card number, and other Personal Information to process your orders and complete the license transaction, for license transaction history record keeping purposes, or to receive products or services. Your email address is used to confirm the licensing transaction.

We may contact you using your email or other Personal Information to respond to customer requests and inform you of special offers services.

We may ask you questions relating to your user preferences in order to better serve you and improve the use of our Site. Providing information regarding your usage and preferences is always voluntary.

We may contact you to administer promotions or sweepstakes you enter and notify you of the results.

We collect Personal Information regarding your orders, your use of the Site, and other account information as part of your sales history with us.

We may disclose to carefully-chosen third parties navigational and transactional information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics and demographics, but only in forms that do not reveal your identity or other confidential information.

We may contact you to investigate or take any action regarding illegal activity or any violations of our terms of service.

We may disclose Personal Information if required by law (for example, to comply with a subpoena, warrant, court order, or legal process) or when necessary to protect our rights, avoid litigation, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, and/or respond to a government request. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that such disclosure should be made for reasons of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance.

DATA RETENTION

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active, your information is needed to provide you services, or as required to fulfill our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. If you wish to delete your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at [privacy@company.com]. We will respond to your request within [30 days].

If you are a contributor and have submitted model releases with any content, we will retain the releases to comply with our legal obligations, dispute resolutions, licensing transactions, or to enforce our contractual obligations. We will not publicly disclose any Personal Information regarding any model.

ABOUT COOKIES

When you visit Company’s Site, a text file called a cookie is placed in the browser directory of your computer’s hard drive. A cookie is information that a website can store on your web browser and later retrieve. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information and your navigational and licensing information. It allows the web browser to recognize the pages you have been to when you are visiting the Site and allows you to quickly return to viewed pages. We may also use “web beacons” that monitor your use of our Site. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP  address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.

When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other website. Additionally, by setting your web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. [However, certain areas of our Site can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.]

DIRECT MARKETING

If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive marketing emails from us you will have the option of opting out and/or unsubscribing from our emails and mailing lists by adjusting [your “Personal Information Preferences”] as follows: [(1) checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form [or the “xxxxxx” page of the Site]; (2)[ contacting your Account Executive]; or (3) sending an email to [privacy@company.com]]. If you chose not to receive marketing emails, you may continue to receive transactional or account emails (e.g., purchase confirmations and account balance statements).

FORUMS & OTHER INTERACTIVE SERVICES

Our websites may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“Interactive Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us at [privacy@company.com]. Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.

SECURITY OF OUR DATA

Whenever you submit an order to Company, you can do so over a secure (i.e., encrypted) connection. This ensures that your personal information is not at risk. Additionally, we encrypt your credit card information and store it in a secure location, which can be accessed only by authorized personnel. As no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, while Company uses commercially reasonable methods to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee that it is absolutely secure. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third-party compromises Company’s security measures, Company will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party’s ability to view, use or disseminate your information.

REVIEWING, UPDATING, OR CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

If at any point you wish to access your personal information to (1) change your preferences, (2) review the accuracy, or (3) correct, supplement or modify your information, you may make a written request to [insert email address].

CHANGES IN PRIVACY POLICY

Company reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion and will provide notice by email or on the home page of the Site when we make material changes to this Privacy Policy prior to the change becoming effective.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

Our Site includes links to other sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Company. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. Please review the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

SOCIAL MEDIA

On some pages, we allow you to share Personal Information with third parties, such as social networks like Facebook. In these instances, you are agreeing to the data being shared and the shared data is subject to the privacy policies of the third parties. We do not control and do not assume any responsibility for the use of personal information by such third parties. For more information about the third party’s purpose and scope of their use of personal information in connection with sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of such third parties.

REFERRAL PROGRAM EMAILS

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program.

Your friend may contact [privacy@company.com] to request that we remove this information from our database.

CHILDREN

We do not intend to solicit or collect Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, do not enter information on this site or engage our services. If you believe a child of yours under the age of 18 has entered Personal Information please contact [INSERT EMAIL] to have the data removed and terminate the child’s account.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Individuals located in certain countries, including the European Economic Area, have certain statutory rights in relation to their Personal Information. Subject to any exemptions provided by law, if you live in this area you have the right to request access to your Personal Information, as well as to seek to update, delete, or correct this Information.

[If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at ______________][privacy@company.com].

You can contact Company by emailing [INSERT EMAIL, PHONE, and ADDRESS].

SOME COMPANIES ELECT TO SUBSCRIBE TO A SERVICE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SELF-CERTIFY THAT YOUR PRIVACY POLICY IS COMPLIANT WITH GDRP AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL DATA PROTECTION LAWS. ONE SERVICES IS PRIVACY SHIELD.  IF YOU ELECT TO SUBSCRIBE TO PRIVACY SHIELD YOU MAY ADD THESE PARAGRAPHS, AND TO SUBSCRIBE, YOUR PRIVACY POLICY WILL BE REVIEWED.

PRIVACY SHIELD

Company has certified under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks (individually and collectively, “Privacy Shield”). Company complies with the Privacy Shield as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, transfer and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Company has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield based on Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. To learn more about the Privacy Shield programs, and to view our certification pages, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/. If you would like to exercise any of your data protection rights (including the right to have your personal information disclosed or deleted), please contact us using the “Contact Information” below.

U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT

Company’s commitments under the Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR CASE ACT!!

I’m sure that you’re aware we been working for the last few years with a group of other associations on what is now the CASE Act (HR#3945) the SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNAL BILL, a bill by Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Tom Marino (R-PA), Doug Collins (R-GA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Ted Lieu (D-CA). The bill is ready for write-up and we are now awaiting a date for that to happen based on a couple of issues still being worked out, but it looks like it could be as early as next week.

It has come to our attention that so far only about 2200 letters have been received by the Copyright Alliance platform which is less than 5 letters per member of Congress–barely even noticeable. We have been told by the players on the Hill that the passage of this bill will come down to grassroots support and this is a very poor showing. They need to see that we are behind this important bill for creators!

We need every member and their photographers and their adult children, friends and neighbors to send letters to their representatives!

I am asking you to send out a plea to your staff and photographers to help us get this bill passed by contacting their representatives. It is really easy. There are letters ready for them to use here. If we fail and small claims doesn’t make it through this year, it will be very difficult to get it passed in subsequent years. THIS IS OUR CHANCE! Please help all creators protect their copyrights!

Thanks so much for your help!

DMLA’s Amicus Brief Supports Argument as Oracle defeats Google Fair Use Argument over Java Code Packets

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling of fair use in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, and held that a verbatim and non-transformative taking in the presence of an actual or potential licensing market fatally undermined the defense.

Even in industries unrelated to computers, mobile devices, software, and source code, the court’s broad pronouncement that “[t]here is nothing fair about taking a copyrighted work verbatim and using it for the same purpose and function as the original in a competing platform” is both powerful and beneficial to creators and licensors of copyrighted content. DMLA’s amicus brief with the support of the coalition of Visual Artists– and one of many amicus briefs in this hotly contested case– helped explain to the court of appeals the importance of licensing markets in fair use cases in general. Ultimately DMLA supported the winning argument and contributed to the creation of appellate-level precedent that will help image licensors everywhere in responding to many infringement claims, as it turns on harm to the licensing market.

Read the entire article here

Oracle defeats Google Fair Use Argument over Java Code Packets

(ORACLE AM., INC. V. GOOGLE LLC
No. 2017-1118, 2017-1202, 2018 WL 1473875 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 27, 2018)

by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling of fair use in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC, and held that a verbatim and non-transformative taking in the presence of an actual or potential licensing market fatally undermined the defense. Oracle had sued Google for copyright infringement, alleging that Google had unlawfully used 37 packages of Oracle’s Java application programming interface – “pre-written Java source code programs” that serve as shortcuts for various computer functions to save programming time – in its Android-powered devices. Google copied verbatim 11,500 lines of Oracle’s copyrighted computer code as well as the structure, sequence, and organizing of the packages. After a second jury trial on fair use, Google prevailed on its fair use defense, and Oracle appealed after the district court rejected its post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law.

The Federal Circuit disagreed with the district court’s assessment, and analyzed each of the four fair use factors in 17 U.S.C. 107. In particular, under the first factor (nature and purpose of the use), the court held that Google’s use of Oracle’s code was both commercial and not “transformative” because the purpose of the software packages in Google’s Android operating system was the same as the purpose of the package in Oracle’s Java platform; Google did not change the expressive content or message of the code; and use of the code in smartphones as opposed to other computer hardware did not constitute “new context.” As many courts do, the Federal Circuit did not pay much heed to the second factor (nature of the copyrighted work), but emphasized under the third factor (amount of the work used), that the taking at issue here was more than was defensible. For instance, there was no dispute that only 170 lines of code were needed to write in Java programming language, but Google copied 11,500 lines.

The court spent considerable time discussing the fourth factor (effect on the potential market), focusing on harm to actual markets for the copyrighted work, as well as the market for potential and derivative uses. The court noted that the record clearly showed actual market harm in that Oracle’s copyrighted works had already been used in mobile devices, that Google directly competed with Oracle using Oracle’s own code, and that the existence of the free Android operating system caused significant damage to Oracle’s negotiating position with third parties like Amazon. The district court also had failed to consider potential market harm, including licensing Java “for smartphones with increased processing capabilities”; importantly, the court observed that just because Oracle had never built its own smartphone device was irrelevant “because potential markets include licensing others to develop derivative works.” Because factors one and four weighed heavily against fair use (factor two weighed in favor, and factor three was likely against), the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded for a trial on damages.

Even in industries unrelated to computers, mobile devices, software, and source code, the court’s broad pronouncement that “[t]here is nothing fair about taking a copyrighted work verbatim and using it for the same purpose and function as the original in a competing platform” is both powerful and beneficial to creators and licensors of copyrighted content. DMLA’s amicus brief with the support of the coalition of Visual Artists– and one of many amicus briefs in this hotly contested case– helped explain to the court of appeals the importance of licensing markets in fair use cases in general. Ultimately DMLA supported the winning argument and contributed to the creation of appellate-level precedent that will help image licensors everywhere in responding to many infringement claims, as it turns on harm to the licensing market.

TIME TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE REGARDING THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT BILL

Ask Your Congressional Representative to Vote in Favor of H.R. 3945 – A Bill to Create a Small Claims Court!

Dear Creators and Friends of the Creative Community,

The time is now to support creators and the creator community! In early to mid-April, the House Judiciary Committee will likely consider and vote on H.R. 3945, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE ACT) of 2017, a bill that will create a copyright small claims court for professional creators and small businesses. Your representative in Congress needs to know that you support the bill. If you haven’t contacted your representative, now is the time to do so. And if you have contacted them, now is the time to remind them that the creative community needs their support.

For many photographers, illustrators, authors, songwriters, and other creators and small businesses that own copyrighted works, enforcing their rights is simply not feasible. Litigation is expensive and most of these creators can’t afford to enforce their rights in federal court. In effect, the U.S. copyright system provides creators with rights but no effective remedies. To address this problem, the U.S. Copyright Office released a study recommending the creation of a simplified process for resolving lower value copyright claims.

On October 4, 2017, Representatives Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Tom Marino (R-PA), as well as Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Judy Chu (D-CA), and Ted Lieu (D-CA), introduced H.R. 3945 to effectuate the Copyright Office’s recommendations. This bipartisan bill would create a voluntary small claims court within the U.S. Copyright Office to provide copyright owners with an alternative to the expensive process of bringing infringement claims in federal court. This new court, called the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) would provide an easy and streamlined process for creators – including the ability to conduct proceedings remotely. Most significantly, participation in the court is 100% voluntary and inexpensive.

Organizations representing individual creators and small businesses have already voiced their support. Now it’s vital that legislators hear directly from creators about the importance of this issue.

Please contact your representative to ask them to support H.R. 3945. We’ve provided a sample letter here that you can send, or feel free to modify it (or use your own letter).
You can also call your representative using the list of phone numbers here.
And you can tag or direct message him/her on Twitter. Please click here, and then click on the twitter icon for your representative.

The important thing is to let your voice be heard on this important issue!

For more information, please see the following:
A copy of the bill can be found here.
A summary of the bill can be found here.
Statements of support and other information about the bill can be found here.

Please join the Copyright Alliance, DMLA and all creative community to support this important bill. Information courtesy of the Copyright Alliance.

2018 DMLA Conference Help Wanted

DMLA Conference 2018 Los AngelesDear DMLA Members,

Throughout the years you have been participating in our annual conference as an attendee. This year we are in Los Angeles and as part of the change in locale, I would also like to open to all of  you to the opportunity to participate in the programming for the conference.
Los Angeles is on the Pacific Rim, a city of creativity that is the epicenter of entertainment, music, motion and still and the producers of much of the content for the US and beyond, this opens up many topics for panels and speakers.  What would like to talk about?  What issues do you think are important for this year’s meeting?
We are just beginning our Program Committee’s work and could use a few more volunteers too.
I look forward to working with you all to bring your passion and ideas to our conference October 21-23, 2018.
Please reach out to Cathy Aron at cathy@digitalmedialicensing.org as soon as possible with your suggestions.
All the best,
Ophelia Chong, Stock Pot Images
DMLA Program Chair

New Slate of Officers for DMLA Board Presented

The DMLA Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to announce the following slate of Officers for approval for the 2018 through 2020 DMLA Board:

  • DMLA President – Geoff Cannon, Masterfile
  • DMLA Vice President – Leslie Hughes, ispyvisuals.com
  • DMLA Secretary – Candice Murray, Shutterstock
  • DMLA Treasurer – Chris Carey, Minden Pictures
  • DMLA Officer-at-large   (4) positions
    • Tawnya Crawford, Getty Images
    • Rick Gell, Consultant
    • Nuno Silva, Stocksy United
    • Julie Zentmaier Sloane, Science Source
  • DMLA Past President – Sarah Fix, Blend Images

Ballots for Election will be sent out next week. Should you have any questions, please contact Sonia Wasco – DMLA Nominations and Elections Committee Chair, Sonia Wasco at 717-626-0296 or nominations@digitalmedialicensing.org

IMAGERIGHTS PRESIDENT AND CEO JOE NAYLOR TAPPED AS CHAIRPERSON OF DIGITAL MEDIA LICENSING ASSOCIATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

 

Boston, MA – ImageRights President and CEO Joe Naylor has been appointed Chairperson of Digital Media Licensing Association (DMLA) Technology Committee. The announcement was made by DMLA President Geoff Cannon.

As the global leader in copyright enforcement services for photo agencies and professional photographers, Naylor will investigate, discuss, and address issues involving technology that have an impact on the business of digital licensing. Naylor will aid in fostering an environment of growth and collaboration utilizing member’s technical resources and expertise as well as manage and lead technical initiatives to evolve DMLA’s digital presence and value for the membership and potential members.

“DMLA is going through a transformational period in which it is expanding its focus from just that of the U.S. photo licensing industry to the broader digital licensing industry overall, including motion, archival footage and media companies worldwide. With these new initiatives, it is an exciting to time to start my new role as chairperson of the technology committee,” said Naylor. “I look forward to working with the members to shed light on the technology that is influencing our growing industry.”

“ImageRights has always been on the forefront of technology and copyright and we are thrilled to have Joe lead our committee and to lend his expertise to our members,” adds Geoff Cannon, DMLA President.

About ImageRights

ImageRights International provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies, professional photographers and media companies worldwide to ensure that their intellectual property rights are protected and that they are compensated for the unauthorized use of their copyrighted works. ImageRights, the only company to have fully automated copyright registration with the US Copyright Office, has made copyright enforcement a truly integrated component of its clients’ daily workflow. Through its in-house license compliance team and global network of copyright attorneys, ImageRights has recovered more than $8 million in settlements and awards on behalf of its clients.