- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Pixiq; 1 edition (June 1 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600594204
- ISBN-13: 978-1600594205
- Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 20.1 x 1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 499 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #839,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Photographer's Survival Manual: A Legal Guide for Artists in the Digital Age Paperback – Jun 1 2010
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About the Author
Jack Reznicki is the current President of the Board of Directors of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). Jack has conducted workshops on copyright and legal issues and currently co-authors a Photoshop User magazine column on legal and copyright issues. Ed Greenberg is a member of the New York bar who has tried intellectual property and copyright cases. His clients have included photographers Richard Avedon and Macduff Everton; famed illustrator Anita Kunz; and entertainers Betty Buckley and Robert Vaughn. He was the legal columnist for American Photographer magazine.
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I do have a question for the authors regarding registrations. I will register all of the images that I expose to copyright infringement via the Internet. I will also register the websites on which the images appear. My understanding is that you should not register a work that is already registered. How should one go about registering a website that contains previously registered images?
If you have thought of selling you pictures even just a little you have BUY this book. It's short and even fun to read (they have some really entertaining stories of photography related lawsuits) It really separates the truth from all those comforting myths about copyrights we keep telling ourselves on our forums.
Believe me when I say you will feel much more secure about your art and selling it it when you know you have taken the steps advised by a copyright lawyer. They are easy steps but often overlooked or only half done right. For the price of a paperback you can get solid legal advise that will protect your wallet and your art. it seems silly to not at least read once.
This book ranks up there as being a favorite. It covers a lot of topics but I purchased it for the copyright information and how to file a copyright application. Talk about idiot proof! This book holds your hand and walks you through the process with online screen captures and such. The price alone is worth it for the protection it will provide you as a photographer in copyrighting your images. The other information it provides is a BONUS.
I actually have recommended this book to all my photographer friends. It's truly excellent.
1. If you've been submitting to a stock agency and have several thousand online, how do you register photos with a variety of created dates and published dates in one (or fewer) batch(es)?
2. The author insists that putting an image on your website or online (e.g. presented for sale via an online stock agency) is considered "published". This advice seems to conflict with guidance I saw tonight on the .gov site which says "However, a public display of a photograph does not in itself constitute publication. The definition of publication in the U.S. copyright law does not specifically address online transmission. The Copyright Office therefore asks applicants, who know the facts surrounding distribution of their works, to determine whether works are published.". So maybe the author is just trying to be conservative in their definition? And what are the potential consequences of mistakingly registering a photo as "unpublished" if later it's somehow deemed "published"?
3. Can you upload photos taken in different years in one online submission? Is it just a matter of saving several zip files for different periods?
4. What happens if you sell through a stock agency and you know a photo has been published, but you're limited to knowing it was a "textbook" or "editorial".
Anyway, the book is a good start, but won't necessarily answer all your questions if new to registration. I have some more research to do before attempting my first registration.
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