Category: copyright

Maintaining your Copyright

Maintaining your Copyright

Got a real nice surprise in the mail. Signed copy of John Lydon’s — aka Johnny Rotten — biography. With couple of my pics in it. I shot those images twenty some years ago. Last summer I got a phone call from the publisher in London asking if they could use some shots. They were real profes­sional about …

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Digital Indie Publishing

Digital Indie Publishing

Some of you might have noticed the thing we did in DocImages couple of days ago. Well, if you didn’t, here’s a short recap. (And here is an article I wrote in Finnish in our blog) I am getting sick and tired of the ever tightening legacy print death spiral and especially frustrated with their total lack …

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The Talent Has Left the Building

The Talent Has Left the Building

Anyone who has done the basics of psycho­lin­guistics — or even your linguistics 101 — is familiar with the Sapir-Whorf hypot­hesis. I graduated with linguistics as my major — so I spent my fair share of years with all things related to linguistics, languages and psychology — but I don’t think I have ever tried to make the connection to …

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Who do I send an Invoice to?

Who do I send an Invoice to?

(Edited, see the end) Dear colleagues of Scanpix and Postimees — I’m just curious how on earth you got the idea that you can publish my image on your page — or as it comes to Scanpix, how did you ever think you can sell my work (keeping a 100% royalty, I assume?) without asking me? I have not given Postimees …

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If the Shoe Fits…

If the Shoe Fits…

Some of you might remember an incident last fall in Finland, when the computer of a small child was confiscated when she allegedly had downloaded ONE song of the finnish artist Chisu? The girl’s father refused to pay the 800€ (if my memory serves me right) plus sign the non-disclosure agreement requested. The result: police crashed …

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Finnfoto Award

Finnfoto Award

(Kuva yllä tänään ilmes­ty­västä Kamera-lehdestä 12/2012, jossa pieni haastettelu). Kirjoitan tänään englan­niksi — toisella kotimai­sella kuten aina sanon. Perus­telen tämän jutun lopussa. Remember Jaws? “Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water again…?” I think this was the opening line of the trailer… Anyway, what can I say? I wrote in the beginning …

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Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun”

Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun”

(Kuvan lapset eivät liity tähän juttuun © Kari Kuukka 2010) Kirjoitin pari viikkoa sitten jutun “Koulu­kiusaa­mista vai kolonia­lismia?” Suomeksi, sillä halusin, että sen lukee maassamme mahdol­li­simman moni. Koen aiheen erittäin tärkeäksi. Ja noin 40 000 lukijaa sen löysikin. Se poiki suuren määrän hyvää keskus­telua ja kommentteja (joista suuri kiitos), aiheutti ilmei­sesti koko joukon lehtien peruu­tuksia protes­tiksi SMF:n toiminnsta, …

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Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia?

Koulukiusaamista vai kolonialismia?

(My second exception in the history of this blog: this is in Finnish — as I try to make my point very clear — and I’ve realized that there is a bit of a threshold with English). Koulu­kiusaa­mista vai kolonia­lismia? Ei kumpaakaan, mutta parempaa vertausta en keksi Sanoma Magazines Finlandin tavalle toimia. Isomman oikeu­della otetaan kaikki — vain siksi, …

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Multimedia Production: DocImages

Multimedia Production: DocImages

Everybody reading this blog in the past knows where I stand when it comes to our future: I am strongly of the opinion that paper as a medium for daily news will slowly fade out (actually, not so slowly…) and the future is elsewhere. Let me just refer you to my last post — and leave it to that. Everything …

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