If you had any hesitation there, today's free webinar is for you:
Webinar: Are Your Images
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3-4 pm ET
Lindsey Forson, coordinator, PPA Copyright & Government Affairs Department
Protecting your images isn't something you want to leave to chance. Become more confident about understanding your copyrights and you'll be able to better defend yourself as well as raise awareness with clients and retailers. This is good for the industry and the livelihood of your business!
Consider signing up for the webinar, coinciding with World Copyright Day. Again, it's free and it will help you understand what further steps you can take to protect your business from copyright infringements AND what to do in the annoying case that infringements occur. Sign up to participate! It's a brief but educational webinar and it WILL help you determine if you are doing everything you can to protect your images.
You might feel comfortable with what you are already doing, but the law keeps evolving and you never know what you're missing! Be More Prepared, Be More Protected, Be More Aware... all photographers need (more) copyright protection!
Want to be more involved?
Inform/Train photo retailers in your area. This means those who print photos for consumers,
especially those high volume/low quality retailers. Focus on larger retail chains, where your clients
are most likely to have access to self-printing and scanning services.
It's easy to sign up and participate in the program. As soon as you sign up, we'll send you the "Helpful Tips For Handling Professional Photographs" brochure that you can use as an icebreaker and excuse to visit the photo retailers in your area. It's good to leave some behind for them too.
NOTE: Before you embark on this Copyright Awareness mission, please educate yourself first so you can help retailers understand their responsibilities. It's important to maintain strong relationships with photo retailers, so make sure your conversations are positive and productive!
Q: What is the most important point to get across to printing retailers?
A: When in doubt, never print or reproduce a professionally-created photograph without written consent from the photographer!
This is a great way you can help protect your images, especially since such a critical part of your revenues come from printed work.
Copyright matters. And as always, PPA has your back. This is your chance to get involved.