René B. Misa is a hobbyist in photography in his late teens and until a couple of years ago, started digital photography, mostly in Street Photography and a Sunset Chaser, he’ll will simply stop and click with whatever catches his fancy, either it’s favorite Canon camera or his iPhone . He and his grade school buddy, created the Facebook page, “Sunsets & Sunrises …. A Few Good Seconds to Capture”. A former Executive Director in the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) his passion to assist would-be animation artists goes back to 2008 when he established an animation school in Cabanatuan City where they were able to help more than 1000 trainees in animation and the BPO industry. Presently, the online training director of Cordillera School of Digital Arts, Inc. in Baguio City and Luzon Chapter Lead for the Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines (SIKAP).
Photographs are protected by copyright. And the copyright belong to the photographer, except under an employer-employee relationship where copyright ownership is with the employer. Such is the case of a photojournalist. This delicate situation has once again been surfaced in the recent Agence France Press (AFP) controversy.
On the other hand, the freedom of panorama, is an exception to the exclusive right of a copyright holders. There is no freedom of panorama provision in the Philippine copyright law and this fact is pointed to as the reason why many Philippine photographs of public structures are reportedly are redacted on Wikimedia.
MODERATOR: Rene Misa [copyright-photo]