Copyright and authorization
BLUR is a magazine which respects the authors, their creativity and their copyright as important aspects in our promotion of photographic art. The author does not in any way release or give up their copyright by publication in BLUR magazine, neither will their photos be used for any other purpose except for publication in the magazine and the promotional materials related to the Blur magazine (YouTube clips, Facebook announcements, etc.). Any other possible use of the material is first discussed with the author, and is subject to the author’s prior written approval.
Other than being published in our PDF magazine, some photos might appear as BLUR promotional material on our Facebook page, in our promotional YouTube videos, in our online digital previews (ISSUU). Some photos may be re-used for special or print editions. All such use is directed solely to advertise BLUR magazine and reach wider audiences for your art. Additionally, your photo never appears without your artist information (except sometimes in the YouTube video due to production/editing reasons).
BLUR is a paid magazine, so in a sense it does generate revenue by publishing artwork. However, this revenue is used solely to cover production costs (hardware and services rendered). The selection and editing process for a magazine of this caliber is both a time and resource consuming endeavor. BLUR is published by a non-for-profit organization registered in Croatia (EU) and any outstanding profit generated by our association must, by law, be used to reinvest into the projects of Photography Association Creatus or to support similar projects in the photographic community. This basically means that any revenue we receive is distributed back to the photographic community in one way or another!
Yes. This helps us avoid any mistakes. Additionally, this ensures that each author is duly informed about how their artwork is used. Once an author gives us their final written approval, the authorized material will be committed into production and no further changes to the material will be possible unless it’s absolutely urgent or factually extremely relevant. On certain occasions minor changes might be done after your authorization by the editorial staff, but these are mostly due to technical reasons and will not diverge from your authorized copy in any significant way.
Unfortunately not, that would take too much time and effort. That’s why we authorize everything beforehand, so please make sure to double check everything!