Today, a giant step in protecting Philippine photographers rights has been taken. Anton Sheker, with the help of his lawyer, is suing a major Philippine daily for copyright infringement. His original post recounts of his photos being used in the offending publication and the steps he took in contacting the daily and the people involved. This was in October 2007.
Fast forward to today. Sheker’s new update reveals he has finally filed a case with the RTC. Now the rest of the (Philippine) photography world is awaiting the results.
Good luck to Mr. Sheker for his and his boldness to take on one of the oldest newspapers in the country. Lets hope his case serves as a warning to all other publications or individuals that do not respect the intellectual property of photographers and artists.