Copyright infringement is a prevalent issue among photographers. There have been several articles on APAlmanac discussing copyright infringements in various forms. I have noticed that whenever copyright is discussed, it is more from the North American perspective rather than an Australian perspective.
Recently, I came across a video from the Australian Institute of Architects in which Australian Architectural Photographer, Scott Burrows, talks about copyright responsibilities that architects need to be aware of.
As much as we the photographers wish architects would understand copyright, many don’t. The manner in which Scott has structured his talk breaks down the key tenets we as photographers often face when it comes to copyright infringement. Some of the topics he touches on are copyright vs licensing, usage of copyrighted material in social media, and why copyright needs to be controlled. Furthermore, he openly talks about some of the issues he has faced and how he has tackled them especially considering Australia is not a litigious society.