The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook [NOOK Book]

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In this accessible and entertaining book, expert Nancy E. Wolff explains copyright, trademark, contracts, and privacy. Real-world examples of cases, laws, and news items torn from today?s headlines illustrate the most urgent legal situations faced by photographers: requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and public domain; first amendment considerations; the law of privacy and publicity; and many more issues. Detailed information on drafting contracts and licensing agreements ...
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The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook

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Overview


In this accessible and entertaining book, expert Nancy E. Wolff explains copyright, trademark, contracts, and privacy. Real-world examples of cases, laws, and news items torn from today’s headlines illustrate the most urgent legal situations faced by photographers: requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and public domain; first amendment considerations; the law of privacy and publicity; and many more issues. Detailed information on drafting contracts and licensing agreements is included. The imprimatur of the Picture Archive Council of America assures readers that the information is comprehensive and up to the minute. The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook is an essential tool for everyone who works in photography—and everyone who wants to.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581158076
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy E. Wolff, a practicing lawyer for more than twenty years, is a member of the entertainment law firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, and Shepherd, where she specializes in intellectual property and new media law. A former trustee of the Copyright Society of USA, she lives in New York City.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     V
Copyright Law
Copyright Law for the Photo Professional     3
The Keys to the Courthouse: Registering the Work     25
Rights Under Copyright Law     47
Licensing and Copyrights     59
Enforcing Copyright: Dissecting the Infringement Case     69
Fair Use     77
Collective Works: The National Geographic Cases, North and South     93
Delays in Bringing Claims     101
Internet Licenses     107
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): Protection of Copyright Management Information     113
Other Rights of Artists: Le Droit Moral     135
What's It All For? The Remedies Available for Copyright Claims     141
Basic Trademark Law
What Photographers Need to Know about Trademark     167
Fair Use of Trademarks     179
Trademarks and the Web     187
Federal Statutes that Protect Marks     193
The Law of Privacy and Publicity
The Various Torts that Make Up the Privacy Right     201
The Right of Publicity     205
Rights of Publicity: California Cases     209
Rights of Publicity and Privacy: New York Cases     217
Avoiding Claims Based on Rights of Publicity     225
Defamation     231
Conclusion     241
Index     243
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