There were speculations, but it wasn’t official yet. Now an announcement confirmed it: only a few journalists and photographerrs can work at the Formula-1 restart this year.
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A verdict made by the Strasbourg based European Court of Human Rights condemns Hungarian Parliament for violating freedom of press with their regulations and banning journalists. The Office of Parliament is ordered to pay legal fees of €4574 (4900 USD). Parliament will not reconsider their house regulations because they claim the verdict approved multiple parts of their defence.
Two Chinese companies had intellectual property legal dispute in the USA. The global leader of drone market, DJI came out shorter and it may cause them a big loss on the US market.
On 8th May in 1945. the 2nd World War ended. This day is celebrated ever since then as the Victory In Europe – VE Day. The commemoration speech of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a good occasion to emember work of war photographers, as they have a great contribution to how we remember evennts of history.
Another instructive court ruling was made about an embeded social media photo. This time a greatly different deciesion was made than in a previous case – but the situation is totally different too, what makes it clear what you may or may not.
Once I have a photo archive and we live such historic times with the COVID19 pandemic, I made a before/after photo pairs gallery about the effects of the pandemic and the currfew on tourism.
I had a blog post roughly ten years ago with the title Rather go to drive a bus. Of course it is a tad bit(?) demagogue approach of the economic aspects. The current is none less so. However the current pandemic especially puts an emphasis on the differences of the the two professions.
The Covid-19 corona virus pandemic has great effect on photographers and Adobe offers some help. They offer two free mohth (that can even be three) to use Creative Cloud apps. This can help us feel less of the negative effects of the pandemic already cancelling lots of jobs, assignments and other income sources.
The obtrusive working style of a Japanese street photographer stirred big debate after he appeared in a Fuji commercial. The company dropped both the ad and the photographer they used to sponsor. This is an important story with wide-scale aspects of professionalism, legal issues and ethics: can you put you push the camera up in others’ faces and without consequences?
Canon launched a virtual camera museum on its website. Here you find all their still and video cameras just like all their lenses dating back to their launch in 1930. They made a really interesting collection that gives a historical overview of all they produced during the decades.
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