As I've said before, if PSS is only involved in some aspect and not the T&Cs, than PSS will not voice up even if the T&Cs are against the very people that PSS are trying to help, namely the photographer?Originally Posted by Steven Yee
If PSS, as part of the org/process of this competation, when knowing something is wrong, do not speak up for the rights of photographers, tell us who esle is close enough to HPB to voice up.
I'm sure they do. They are after all part of a stat. board. That is why I find it so unreasonable to say that you have give them full copyrights and if we get sued when THEY use the images, it is not their problem and you have to shoulder all the cost/blame to settle it. And still, PSS knowing full well all this, does nothing and even endorse the competation.Originally Posted by Steven Yee
Yes, let's all do that.Originally Posted by Steven Yee
PSS should reflect if it should do nothing to protect the very people it claim to promote photography to, especially so when things that are not right are happening right under their nose.
PSS should reflect if it should warn photographers who are enjoying the shooting process for this competation that there is a knife hanging over their head.
After so many years and so many good photographers have come and gone through PSS, can PSS claim that they can advise photographers on matters relating not only to the process of photography but also on their rights as a photographer? Can PSS at least try to achieve that? Do PSS dare to challange a gov.org. and educate them that their T&Cs are not right?
Mr Yee, I have no doubt that you're a good photographer as well as a very helpful one at that. Past post by other CSers here about course conducted by you were full of prise for you. What I find unacceptable and cannot understand ( to the point that it makes my blood boil ) is that, given that PSS have been around for so long, with so many members and some are even professional, how can PSS stand by and do NOTHING when it sees things like this happening! Just because they're not part of the team that drew up the T&Cs, they do nothing even if something is wrong with it? Is this how the top photography club in Singapore think? How can PSS say " We have worked with HPB before and we trust their integrity as an organisation.We trust that they will not misuse the image." if something do go wrong, can we TRUST that PSS or HPB will help us?
PSS have been promoting photography in Singapore for so long. Are they still doing the same thing they have been doing 10,15 years ago? Just promoting the process of taking pictures and nothing else? Come on, straighten your backbone, tell whoever needs your help " the rights and welfare of the photographer have to be looked into. I cannot endorse anything that will put the photographer at a disadvantage ".
Bear in mind that PSS is not just any club in SG, to many it is the top photography club in SG. On par or even higher than PPAS ( Professional Photographer's Association of Singapore ), if PSS does nothing to speak up for the rights of photographers, who will?
For PSS to say "We do not have the legal teams to provide advise for photographers" is one thing, but to endorse something like this is another thing. It is like saying " this is OK, this is acceptable, there's nothing wrong with it ". Is that what PSS is saying? If so, than why change things with the Life Is Great competation?
It is all right for PSS not to be able to give legal advise, but it should at least make a stand on what is the rights of a photographer and stand by them and not turn a blind eye to it.