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A kinder, gentler approach to copyright enforcement

As a content creator, I respect the rights of creatives to earn from their work. As noted in my previous posts on the topic, it’s very easy these days to reuse the work of others when digitally distributed. And because it’s easy, people don’t always realize they might be “stealing.” To add to the mess, … Continue reading

You Know More Than You Think You Do

I’VE KNOWN THIS FOREVER. YOU DON’T? When you’ve been in a business for a while, there are things you tend to take for granted. I’ve been in the graphic arts for so long, sometimes it’s hard for me to believe that the whole world has not yet caught on to the idea that ink and … Continue reading

Don’t Steal, But Don’t Get Robbed, Either

We live in a digital age. That has meant trouble for content creators since the internet took off at the turn of the century. Presenting one’s work in a digital format is a double-edged sword: distribution is easy. Too easy. Replication without degradation is a fairly simple process. For that reason, many users are completely … Continue reading

Getty Outta Town

What a difference a week makes! When I put up my first post on this topic, I had already resigned myself to losing a big pile of money just to get this nasty monkey off my back. I felt like a criminal. An unwitting criminal, to be sure, but I did feel oddly guilty. After … Continue reading

On Winning and Not Losing

On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, I took part in a competition for women entrepreneurs called “Make Mine A Million” (“M3”), an annual event sponsored by Count Me In (an organization promoting the success of women entrepreneurs) and OPEN by American Express. The whole idea behind these events is to bring business women together to inspire … Continue reading

Petition to Getty Images for Anti-Small Business Practices

I’ve started a petition against the practice described in my previous post. If you’re angry about what they’re doing, I hope you’ll take a moment to sign: http://www.change.org/petitions/getty-images-stop-shaking-down-small-businesses-for-alleged-copyright-infringement I don’t know if it will help, but I had to say something. Thanks!

Getty Me Outta Here!

This week I learned a valuable lesson at a rather high price. This will never happen to me or any of my clients again. Hopefully, I can help to keep this from happening to you. I have a web site, of course. I started it in 1998, around the time I incorporated my company. Last … Continue reading

Because Art DOES Matter

As I freely admit, I live in New Jersey, but I am from BROOKLYN. And you can’t take the Brooklyn out of this girl. Nor can you deny her basic need to be within driving distance of “The City” (aka Manhattan). Unlike so many of my dearest friends, I have never been able to move … Continue reading

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