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Industry News: Trump Signs CASE Act Into Law, Bringing Copyright Small Claims

PetaPixel   Thursday December 31, 2020

There has just been a monumental change to the way photographers can defend their work from copyright infringement, notes PetaPixel: The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act — a copyright small claims system — was signed into law by President Trump as part of the, $1.4-trillion omnibus spending and COVID-19 relief bill. The CASE Act was introduced last year to allow copyright creators to take action against infringers on a smaller scale than filing lawsuits in federal court.   Read the full Story >>

The Year That Was: Notable Deaths in 2020

By David Schonauer   Thursday December 31, 2020

Peter Beard. Santu Mofokeng. John Loengard. Those were some of the notable names in photography who died in 2019. Today we remember them, along with others whose passings we reported at Pro Photo Daily during the past year, including fashion photographer and portraitist Victor Skrebneski; Beatles photographer Astrid Kirchherr; Chinese dissident photojournalist Li Zhensheng; Paul Fusco, who photographed Robert Kennedy's funeral train; Chris Killip, …   Read the full Story >>

Stella Tennant, Aristocratic British Model, Dies at 50

The New York Times   Wednesday December 30, 2020

Stella Tennant, the granddaughter of Andrew Cavendish, the 11th Duke of Devonshire, and inspiration to designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace, died on Dec. 22 in Duns, Scotland. She was 50. The cause of death was not reported. Tennant’s brushy haircut, along with her boyish cool (and a punk septum piercing), caught the attention of photographer Steven Meisel in the early 1990s. After turning up at a casting call that Meisel sent out for unknowns, Tennant found her face featured on the cover of Italian Vogue, noted The New York Times.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Reflecting On a Wintry Swedish Wonderland

The New York Times   Wednesday December 30, 2020

With his foreign assignments canceled for the year, photographer Marcus Westberg refocused on his homeland — Sweden — and, notes The New York Times, he found plenty to admire. “I consistently give the same advice to aspiring photographers: Wherever home is, that’s where you should begin,” writes Westberg. “It isn’t always easy advice to follow. After all, our understandable curiosity and fascination with the exotic — that which is different from what we are used to — sends us abroad by the hundreds of millions every year.”   Read the full Story >>

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