The United Kingdom passed the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act on orphan works, which means images found online without identifying info can be used, even commercially, without the creator being able to demand proper compensation once they discover the infringement. And this type of bill could pass in the U.S. as well.
What can you do to prevent this from happening to your work? Online imaging service Stipple says its image tagging and network of publishers can help ensure your photos are not misused. In this episode of the Imaging Executive podcast, VP of Licensing Paul Melcher tells us more about the UK act, and working with Stipple.
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