Nancy Wolff Named to 2018 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

Cowan, DeBaets, Abraham’s & Sheppard’s Law Practice had six attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America list. Among them is our own, Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel and frequent panel member for Visual Connections. Nancy is currently President of the Copyright Society of the USA and she is a frequent speaker …


On the Move with the DMLA

Programming has just been announced for the DMLA (Digital Media Licensing Association) Annual Conference. To be held on October 22-24 at the iconic New Yorker Hotel, the conference will be followed by Visual Connections in the same location. Time to book a room and make your reservations. The programming committee has been working for months …


footageMarketplace – A Report From Across The Pond

by Julian Jackson footageMarketplace is a zesty expo held in London at the HQ of BAFTA. It’s similar to events held by Visual Connections, in that footage agencies and industry technology suppliers exhibit, while visitors network, meet old friends, and attend seminars. Last week’s event was the eighth, run annually by Robert Prior, who publishes …


A New Generation of Images – Picfair

Daily we hear of customers seeking imagery that is anything but ‘stock’. Picfair took the challenge to heart. Here is their unfolding story. Tell us about the genesis of Picfair and a bit about the background of the founders. Picfair was founded by former Guardian & New York Times journalist Benji Lanyado. He was continually …


Time for The Mega Agency

Interesting to see what happens when industry veterans and technology experts get together to build the next big offering. The Mega Agency’s  CEO, Tom Tramborg, gets us up to speed and excited about what he and his team are building for customer and contributor. Give us the elevator pitch for The Mega Agency The Mega …


Researching? It is all a buffet!

Pixabay, a Creative Commons CC0 site, just launched this intuitive, fun search tool. If you know how to use Google Maps, it will be very easy to find a particular Pixabay image with picsbuffet. Try it out – they are looking for feedback on this new type of image search. In our real environment, we “navigate” …


Honoring our Volunteers

Trade associations depend upon volunteers who are dedicated and steadfast. Sonia Wasco is such an individual. Recently honored by the DMLA for a career steeped in service to the Stock industry, this interview(reprinted with their permission) gives insight into not only Sonia’s good works, but speaks to the staying power of small agencies. She was …


Getty’s Open Letter to U.S. Senators

Many thanks for the DMLA for keeping us informed on this important issue! Getty Images has written an Open Letter to U.S. Senators regarding Google’s anti-competitive practice of image scraping.  This policy change on the part of Google was implemented in 2013 and greatly impacts anyone who displays images on the internet. Getty is asking …