Following the announcement of Apple's # ShotOniPhone Photo Contest for 2019, the tech giant announced that it will pay the award-winning photographer after receiving a host of backlashes online. Photographers about Reddit accused the company of paying photographers for photographers rather than getting financial compensation for the exclusive commercial ownership of their imagery.
Many other artists took Twitter as an opportunity to criticize Apple, CEO Tim Cook, for their enormous wealth and overall impression of industry practice to offer pro-bono work against exposure. The turmoil has led Apple to update the end of its press release mentioning the compensation.
"Apple firmly believes that artists should receive compensation for their work," it says. "Photographers who shoot the last 1
Apple's "Shot on iPhone" competition ends on February 7th.
In other Apple news, Apple recently released 200 employees from its self-driving auto division.
"By submitting your photo, you grant Apple a royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, modify, publish and display, distribute, create derivative works, and reproduce the photograph (anywhere) Apple.
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