Secure copyrights & metadata permanence

The subject of copyright is always high in photographers’ minds, especially in light of Orphan Works legislation & rampant image “borrowing” online. Consequently there’s an ongoing burning desire for secure metadata that can’t be stripped away from images.


Last summer I posted a guest blog entry from Russell Williams on why Photoshop doesn’t provide secure metadata.  Now Adobe metadata expert Gunar Penikis has posted about the Economics of Trust and Permanent Metadata.  If this subject is of interest to you, check out Gunar’s thoughts & the comments that follow (and feel free to add your own perspective).

2 thoughts on “Secure copyrights & metadata permanence

  1. Meta data is required.
    If a work is prepared over a period of time, the part of the work that is fixed on a particular date constitutes the created work as of that date.
    Thanks for the inforamtion

  2. Hello Jack,
    I gotta say, its nice you got some help.
    Meantime back at the ranch I did not get any help.
    My title is “Crapmanship”.
    This high strung “artist” I am got some weird feedback.
    If you check, I have found a way to save copyrights & metadata, lol
    Affectionately PhotoshopCS3

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