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Friday, November 12, 2010

Know Your Rights; Ten Misconceptions About Photography Law [Photography]

Here's an interesting find. I'm sure many of you feel strongly about the copyright of the buildings you design, so how do you feel about people photographing those buildings? Take a look at what the true laws are on the subject.

Source: http://betterdigitalphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-10-misconceptions-about-photography.html

A Conversation with Attorney Carolyn E. Wright
By Martha Blanchfield

Carolyn E. Wright
Carolyn Wright is an avid photographer, attorney and author of www.photoattorney.com, a rich resource Web site that covers a wide range of issues and topics of interest to photographers. In her 18 years’ work as an attorney she has worked on hundreds of cases—most of which have been resolved without formal litigation. The most common matter she handles is the unauthorized use of her clients’ photographs.
“Photographers have many misconceptions about copyright laws and intellectual property rights based on conversations they have had with colleagues and/or inaccurate information obtained from the Internet. My Top 10 List came about as a way to combat the spread of this misinformation,” Wright shares, whose areas of practice deal with intellectual property, including copyright and trademark law, rights of privacy and publicity, and contracts and licensing.

Continue reading: Top 10 Misconceptions about Photography and the Law


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