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Does the Bernie Sanders meme violate copyright law? | Copyright law for photographers

We’ve all seen the photo. Some of us even made some of these memes for personal and business use. The big question in the photography community today – does creating a meme with the Bernie Sanders sitting cut out violate copyright law? An Internet Meme is in legal terms, a derivative work, and usually copyright owner is …

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A photographer’s quick guide to photography copyright law

The unauthorized use, reproduction, or amendment of photographs…copyright infringement happens all the time, simply because many don’t understand what and how copyright infringement works. Copyright infringement is the use of photographs protected by copyright laws without permission of the copyright owner. Understanding what copyright is and the registration process is important to photography business owners to …

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TheLawTog attorney prevails against AirBnB in copyright infringement negotiations

Recently, Rachel Brenke, head of TheLawTog® and owner at Connors and Brenke, took on corporate giant, Airbnb, and obtained a very favorable settlement in a large copyright infringement dispute on behalf of international photographer Jiayi Wang.  Not only is this a win for Wang, but this is a win against corporations who believe they can …

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Copyright 101 for Photographers

Hey you — yeah, you! Have you ever thought about copyrighting your business assets? You HAVEN’T?!? We need to fix that. Let me tell you why. WHAT YOU CAN COPYRIGHT Under United States Copyright Law, anything that’s “fixed in a tangible medium of expression” can receive copyright protection. That’s a fancy way of saying things …

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4 Things About Photography Contracts That Lawyers Won’t Tell You!

Photography contracts are a core piece of the legal triad. This triad works to limit liability and protect the photographer. Contracts are an essential pieces of this – but it’s not as simple as just selecting a contract and moving on. As an experienced photographer/lawyer who works every day on contracts, copyright and other legal …

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Why copyright transfer is recommended for commercial photography

Commercial copyright transfer is greatly common, especially when the resulting photographs are especially specific to brand and/or photographs including people that are prominent in the brand (headshots, influencer shots, etc.) Now, before we get into this, here are some quick options that are typical in commercial photography rights management: Photographer retains copyright and simply licenses …

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Copyright FAQS every photographer must know

Copyright is a largely misunderstood and  important area of the law for photographers. Not only do we have protections in our logos and our own marketing assets, but we’re also selling (licensing or copyright transferring) photographs as our product. It is time we STAND up for ourselves. IF WE DON’T, WHO WILL?   Do I own …

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Free: Essentials Copyright 101 Guide

FREE Copyright 101 Bundle Copyright is important to all entrepreneurs…but especially photographers because we SELL intellectual property! In this FREE kit from well-experienced intellectual property attorney & photographer, Rachel Brenke, you will learn: -Copyright explained-Should you register your images?-How do I put registration into workflow?-What happens if someone infringes my image(s)?-and other great info! Download …

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Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business

Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business

We have our Top 10 copyright tips for protecting your photography business! One of the best investments of time and energy you can make as a photographer is to understand copyright and how you as the owner of a photography business can interact effectively with the law and protect your images and other intellectual property …

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5 Laws You Didn’t Know About – But Can’t Avoid (or else!)

“I didn’t know that law existed” Sorry, friend. That doesn’t really matter. Ignorance is not a defense. If you’re putting yourself out like a professional photographer- ACT LIKE IT! Click to watch the 5 laws you didn’t know about that could GREAT impact your photo biz negatively!   So, where am I supposed to know …

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3 ways NOT knowing Intellectual Property laws can bite your biz in the butt

It’s not IF it happens. It’s WHEN it happens. Yes. Intellectual property impacts your business daily. And others who don’t know (or don’t care) about IP laws can take away from the brand you’ve built and/or products you’ve created. I’m sure you’ve seen this in groups: Someone jacked my images and is using on their …

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Now Available: Copyright Infringement Kit for Photographers

  Someone stole your images, now what?! Stop! Breathe! No rushing to blast anyone on the internet, or sending a take down notice.  Take your steps and make sure you have a properly drafted letter and settlement agreement ready.  Snag TheLawTog’s now available Copyright Infringement Kit for Photographers. Protecting intellectual property is a real and …

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How to register copyright as a photographer in the UK.?

Copyright Considerations for UK Members. How to Register Copyright in the UK.

Under UK copyright law, “copyright” means the “sole right to produce or reproduce the work.” It includes the sole right to do the following, or to authorize others to do the following, with works you hold copyright in: copying your work distributing copies of it, whether free of charge or for sale renting or lending …

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How to Register Copyright in Canada

Canadian photographers are just as concerned as photographers of any other country about how to protect their copyright. This article will discuss copyright considerations for Canadian photographers and specifically why you might formally register your copyright in an image under Canadian law. Copyright under Canadian law is detailed in the Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. …

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Australian Copyright Considerations for Photographers

Australian Copyright Considerations for Photographers

Copyright law in Australia has some different features from US, UK and Canadian copyright law. Copyright in Australia is covered by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).   Firstly, there is no requirement for registration, nor does a copyright notice needed to be attached to an image. While the general rule in Australia is that the …

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