Apple Will Now Pay Licensing Fee to #ShotOniPhone Contest Winners Following Backlash

Although no real amount has been specified.

Tech
14,442 Hypes 16 Comments

Following the announcement of Apple’s 2019 #ShotOniPhone photo contest, the tech giant announced it will pay the winning photographer after receiving mounds of backlash online. Photographers via Reddit accused the company of paying photographers in photo credit rather than monetary compensation for what would be exclusive commercial ownership of their pictures.

Many more artists took to Twitter to critique Apple, CEO Tim Cook, their vast wealth and the overall industry practice of offering pro-bono work in exchange for exposure. The uproar resulted in Apple updating the end of its press release, where compensation is mentioned.

“Apple believes strongly that artists should be compensated for their work,” it reads. “Photographers who shoot the final 10 winning photos will receive a licensing fee for use of such photos on billboards and other Apple marketing channels.”

Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” contest will end February 7.

In other Apple news, Apple recently laid off 200 employees from its self-driving car division.

Read Full Article
Source
dpreview

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

410 Users Online

What to Read Next

BlackEyePatch Joins BEAMS T to Launch 'Stacks Issue 02' Zine & Capsule
Fashion

BlackEyePatch Joins BEAMS T to Launch 'Stacks Issue 02' Zine & Capsule

Exclusive artwork immortalized in a collaborative clothing range.

Russian Artists Want You to Donate Human Blood for the Sake of Art
Arts

Russian Artists Want You to Donate Human Blood for the Sake of Art

A show of “radical political art” led by Supreme collaborator Andrei Molodkin.

Jordan Brand's Proto React Emerges in Black & White
Footwear

Jordan Brand's Proto React Emerges in Black & White

Equipped with a soft React outsole.


Toyota Introduces Off-Road-Ready 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition
Automotive

Toyota Introduces Off-Road-Ready 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition

A first look at the special edition SUV.

Baby Goth Throws a Party in "Mary" Video
Music

Baby Goth Throws a Party in "Mary" Video

She’s also going on tour with Kodie Shane starting next month.

UPDATE: New Samsung Leak Suggests Massive Upgrade for Galaxy S10
Tech

UPDATE: New Samsung Leak Suggests Massive Upgrade for Galaxy S10

New photos of the Samsung Galaxy S10E, S10, and S10+ have surfaced.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.