Photographers to Lobby for Stronger Copyright Protection
Regarding the ongoing and increasing copyright battle between artists and artists (who primarily use the photographic medium), the NY Times‘ Patricia Cohen pens a lengthy article regarding the current state of this war. Quoting Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers, “Fair use started out as an exception to copyright law…Now it seems that copyright is the exception to fair use.”
But more interesting still is how more than half a dozen groups, including the National Press Photographers Association, Professional Photographers of America and the Picture Archive Council of America, are considering hiring a Washington lobbyist.
Well, if the activist courts can’t get it right we hope our legislators will. Let’s hope.