CLASS: Photography & Copyrights – What Every Photographer Needs to Know!

Social media and the internet have made posting your photos around the globe as easy as a mouse click. We all post our favorite photos online, whether they’re on Meetup, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, or any of the hundreds of online photo hosting services or social media websites. It’s a great way to show-off your talent, but have you ever wondered about protecting your photographs?

“Copyright” is just that – copy protection for your photos (your“works”). We have all heard about it, but just what is copyright and how does it apply to your photos? How do you actually copyright a photo? Are your works even copyrightable? How do you show your copyright? What happens to your rights if you post your images on the Internet? Should you, and for that matter, how do you register your copyright? How long does your copyright last? And, most importantly, what do you do if someone violates your copyright?

These and other questions will be discussed and explored in this informative session. Join us as Edmond Lubin, a published photographer with over 35 years of experience, shares his insights into copyright as it applies to us photographers. Ed is an attorney who also holds several copyrights on his images. Ed will share his knowledge and first-hand experience with copyrighting photographs.

This session is designed to be a general discussion of your rights and responsibilities as photographers. Join us as Ed helps us sift through the complexities of copyright. If you are serious about your photography, you must attend!