Technological developments indeed become one indicator of whether or not a country. Technology becomes the land of an amazing business because it can bring in extraordinary income. And it is evident that today's technology is becoming one of the industries that produce the richest boss ranks in the world, and the number is growing.
The biggest development started from the internet. Internet stands for Interconnection-networking. The general explanation is a global system of all computer networks connected to each other using the standard Internet Protocol Suite (Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol) to serve billions more users across the universe. The Internet indirectly has a major influence in the development of science and worldview. Nowadays by simply using the Internet and accessing Google, users can get a very wide range of information when compared to finding information in library books. The information is very much like the content of photo articles and much more.
The amount of digital content, such as photos, music, and videos has exploded in recent years. Digital content is very vulnerable to be stolen by irresponsible people who are not responsible by the creators. They steal the content for specific and commercial purposes. Very many creators are actually harmed in this case. The following examples of cases of copyright photography end up with fines or penalties of up to millions of dollars.
1. Andrew Paul Leonard Against Stemtech Health Science
Photographers specializing in micro photographs Andrew Paul Leonard photographed stem cells in the spinal cord manes in 1995. A few years later, the photos were used by Stemtech without the special permission of Paul Leonard for the marketing and the company's website. Paul Leonard then took the health company to court. As a result, in 2008, the court found Stemtech guilty. Stemtech was asked to pay compensation of up to US $ 1.6 million to Paul Leonard.
2. Nussenzweig Against DiCorcia
This case is quite unique when photographer Philip-Lorca DiCorcia photographed Haserian Jewish community on public streets in New York. One of DiCorcia's shots is photographing one of the Hasidic Jews who pass by Ermo Nussenweig in portrait style. Then DiCorcia sold the 10 Nussenzweig images to the Pace / McGill photo agency. The total value is between US $ 20 thousand and US $ 30 thousand. Nussenweig considers DiCorcia's actions as commercial action without his prior knowledge. Nussenweig then charged DiCorcia and the photo agency to court with articles violating privacy and publicity rights. After the trial, DiCorcia's photographer was declared non-infringing and won. The court considered that the photograph was a work of art, not a commercial act and protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
3. Cariou Against Book Publishers
Photographer Patrick Cariou published a photo book on rege music life in Jamaica and his fans (Rastafarian) in 2000. Eight years later, the publisher republished the book with some additional photos without the permission of Cariou. Some of the photos are printed large and showcased at the New York Gegosian Gallery. A year later, Cariou sued the publisher with a copyright infringement article. The Cariou photographer was defeated in the first court. But he won on appeal. It does not say how much fine the publisher paid to Cariou.
4. Reinsdorf Against Skype Shoes Company
Commercial photographer Richard Reinsdorf sued one of his clients, Skechers. Reinsdorf accused Skechers of using his photographs by doing digital work without Reinsdorf's knowledge. Then the photos were used again in various media campaigns outside the initial agreement. Reindorf photographer assesses the action Skechers make the company's profit reached US $ 250 million from the sale by using the photos. Reindorf then sued the court but lost because the court judged there was no strong causal relationship between photo infraction and company income.
5. Morel Against AFP
This case occurred after photojournalist Daniel Morel uploaded photos of Haiti earthquake to social media Twitter in 2010 ago. Then the AFP news agency used the seismic images to various AFP networks on the grounds allowed in twitter rules and regulations. Daniel Morel who knows this then sued AFP. Morel won and AFP sentenced court to pay US $ 275 thousand.
With the development of blockchain technology which is a safe and transparent technology is very likely to be applied to content such as photos, music, and video. Blockchain is an irreversible data structure that can only be added and this technology is introduced together with Bitcoin by a person or group calling itself Satoshi Nakamoto. Each data from this blockchain is connected where if there is a change in one of the data block it will affect the next data. With this blockchain every transaction of bitcoin is stored in an Open Ledger that is distributed into bitcoin networks. Each blockchain will be distributed to each computer connected to the network. In each addition of data there will be check whether the data is valid or not which is usually called mining process or known in other term Proof of work.
The advantages of blockchain technology will be applied to content such as photos, music, and video that will be done in the Wemark project. Wemark is a project that uses blockchain to allow the creation of distributed markets across all content types, and linking them in decentralized networks, creating alternative distribution systems without intermediaries. To better understand the offer about Wemark project please read the following paragraph or more detailed information please visit Official Website Wemark, read Whitepaper Wemark and join in Telegram Wemark. We believe this project will be successful and if you are interested please participate on the ICO Wemark project on this link. https://tge.wemark.com/
WemarkWemark is a content marketplace platform that uses blockade-based Ethereum technology with a series of smart contracts, developed to empower the exchange of distributed digital content. A series of smart contracts on the Wemark platform will be the protocol that will replace the core responsibilities of the Wemark platform such as Licensing, Payments, Revenue Distribution and Storage Access.
Each agreement includes a range of prices to license content, license terms to be issued to users, distribution fees to be paid to the platform, and a percentage of each sale to be paid for referrals. Once signed electronically, the contract and its terms will be used on blockchain. The blockchain booklet is public property, unchanged and secure. Once deployed, no party may alter, delete, or refuse the terms of the agreement. The only way to change the terms of the agreement is to get approval from all concerned parties. In addition Wemark also uses automatic payment for content creators. With automatic payment processing and distribution, the Wemark protocol allows for multiple parties to be rewarded for each sale without involving any intermediaries.
Wemark’s Advantages for Photographers
- Photographers keep all the rights to their content
- Photographers control the pricing of their photos.
- Photographers keep much more of their revenue. No surprises.
- Photographers benefit from higher transparency.
- Photographers will be able to trust the system.
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For you a Photographers advantage offered by Wemark is an opportunity to get more revenue from your content. In addition, if you are an investor we recommend you to participate in this project because we believe with greater revenue on Wemark than traditional marketplace will bring Photographers to collaborate on Wemark Platform. Please participate in the following link. https://tge.wemark.com/
Wemark is introducing a dedicated token to power a direct economy for digital content.Wemark Tokens (WMK), are intended to serve as a native payment system for the network, and reward all the relevant parties for creating, distributing and promoting digital content.
Wemark Token Details
- Token Name : WMK
- Total Token Supply : 135,000,000
- Price 1 WMK : 0.2 USD
- Type : ERC20-Ethereum
- Accepting : ETH
- TGE (Token Generation Event) Start Date : July 24th, 2018
- TGE End Date : Aug 7th, 2018
- Soft cap : $1,500,000
- Hard cap : $8,000,000
The essence of our strategy is the Wemark Protocol, which uses blockchain to enable the creation of distributed markets across all content types, and linking them in decentralized networks, creating alternative distribution systems without intermediaries. Our first use case is Wemark.com - a distributed market for stock photography. Stock photography is a super-central $ 4B industry, with agencies like Shutterstock and Getty Images controlling many markets. Because customers have relationships with agencies, and not directly with photographers, stock photo agencies have developed a number of important customers. This leaves photographers with limited alternatives but to grant most of the rights, control, and earnings of their photographs to these agents. Network effects have made Shutterstock and Getty much more powerful than any individual photographer. Over the past 15 years, this has enabled them to consistently increase the fees they charge for distribution, which is now the highest among all types of digital content. These agencies now charge up to 85% of the price of their photo sales, even though they do not produce their own content. Our first distributed market (Wemark.com) allows photographers to reach a global audience, while retaining most of the benefits provided to distribute their content without intermediaries. Customers will be able to license commercial photos that are curated directly from leading photographers. Innovative inventions, collaboration, and curation tools also enhance the ability for customers to find and manage the content they need. Wemark introduces a special token to empower the immediate economy for digital content. Wemark Tokens, or WMK, will serve as the original payment system for the network, and reward all concerned to create, distribute and promote digital content. Wemark Tokens will allow the direct licensing of content between the creator and the customer, without any third parties or intermediaries involved in the process. Wemark is supported by VCs from Israel and Silicon Valley, and a diverse advisory board of industry experts with extensive experience in stock photography, network effects, markets, copyright, blockchain, security, venture capital, and more.
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