Stock rules: - free to use, no need to pay for it - if you use it, please mention me in the description and put a link to the original photo - I always like to see the results, so if you use my stock it would be great if you show it to me
Berne convention is an international agreement, not a law. I was referring to United States copyright law which has some similarities to the Berne convention but actually has a longer term. Both state that the copyright exists from the moment of creation. Many counties have reciprocal copyright agreements, but of course there are some that do not. It is a good idea to check the laws in your country, and to go to the source rather than relying on Internet myth.
If you are not in the US, it is different. Sonny Bono, an actor who became a congressmen was one of the people responsible for revising it. Copyright is automatic, notice is not required, registration is easy, and the term is very long.
I think so, too. You have to declare it as a stock, you have to establish rules of usage... then: if it's supposed to be stock, why is there a watermark at the top of the image? I'd say this is rather photography than anything else.
that's what i believe too. i assume that this is a misplaced deviation, that belongs to photography/people/other, just like the rest of her "stock photos", as long as she doesn't state rules, removes watermarks and so on.