Copyright and metadata

Updated 12 June 2008

PDN | Photo advocates divided over orphan works

http://blog.librarylaw.com/

21 March 2008

Ah progress… timely…

“Metadata are critical to photo business by providing important information about the image and by describing it properly. The maximum added value will only be achieved if the metadata are precise and reliable. But how can we apply metadata to avoid ambiguity and misunderstandings among our customers?”

Identifying photos. Every photographer and photo librarian wants to clearly indicate: “This is my photo”. In the interests of copyright protection, copyright owners want unique identifiers in the image helping to locate it on the world wide web. At what stage should these be produced, and what are the options for protecting this information?”

Read the BJP article : Conference call for metadata to include copyright

Photo Metadata Conference