Kodak’s Kodakit Asks Photographers to Give Up the ‘Entire Copyright’
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Kodak’s Kodakit Asks Photographers to Give Up the ‘Entire Copyright’

Kodak launched an on-demand photography service called Kodakit back in January 2017 that aims to connect photographers to brands looking for photography. But there’s something all photographers need to know about this “Uber of photography,” as it’s been called: it demands that you sign over the “entire copyright” to the photos you shoot. PDNPulse is sounding the alarm over Kodakit, warning that the Eastman Kodak subsidiary is “grabbing copyrights.” While there were immediate complaints about Kodakit “low-balling” photographers back in 2017, PDNPulse highlights several points from the service’s Terms and Conditions that are extremely overreaching and restrictive — likely far more than most photographers realize. 1. Photographers lose the entire copyright to their work […] Photographer hereby perpetually and irrevocably assigns to the Client upon creation the entire copyright, including all rental and lending rights whether vested, contingent or future in the Work Product (including any associated intellectual property rights), and all rights, title and interest (including a right of action) in the Work Product upon its creation whether now known or hereinafter created to which the Photographer is now or may be in the future entitled by virtue of, or pursuant to, any of the laws in force […]

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