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Copyright in 2019: The internet is not your photo archive

August 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm


Speed and accuracy are competing challenges that newsroom staffers face. As image curators, we are responsible for clarity in visual reporting and speed of posting. The internet appears to offer a wide range of images for publication, but copyrights limit the options of what is available despite the ability to right-click.

Explore the tenets of fair use through recent copyright infringement cases, like the Brammer v. Violent Hues case in April 2019. This webinar will offer guidelines about how to obtain, source, and secure license agreements for images that appear in your publication.

What Will I Learn

  • Examine and distinguish what constitutes fair use of images
  • Make sense of image restrictions and what they mean
  • Source photos responsibly amid the shifting ground of social media


Marcia Allert

Marcia Allert

Marcia Allert is the Director of Photography for The Dallas Morning News. She joined the organization in October 2016 and oversees a team of award-winning photographers, videographers, and picture editors. The team works closely with the editorial department to produce visual journalism that diversifies and deepens the storytelling. In 2017, her team won National Headliners, ASNE, and Texas APME awards for their coverage of the Dallas police shootings. Allert has also worked at the Associated Press, ABC News, The New York Times and The Daily Beast. Allert graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography.



August 16, 2019
1:00 pm
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