I was talking about copyright last week while answering a question. After watching the video, Barbara Livieri was wondering if we as photographers have to do anything to copyright our work and, if so, what do we need to do?
Here’s Barbara’s question:
Great video! which leads me to another question about legality. Speaking of licensing and copyrights, how does a person go about copyrighting his/her work? And is it recommended that we do? Is there paperwork to file? Fees to pay? Just curious.
BIG FAT DISCLAIMER!!! I AM NOT A LAWYER, AND THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE.
Copyright breaks down like this: By the act of creating a photo, you have and own the copyright for that photo. However, that copyright is not registered, and registering your copyright is an important step in protecting your rights and your work in the case of theft and/or misappropriation.
Check out the video for the full rundown of why you should register and how to do it.
Your camera is an amazing tool, but it’s no good to you if you don’t know how to use it!
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