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PPA Today: Copyright: October 2010 Archives

Copyright: October 2010 Archives

Dear PPA Member,

You open an envelope addressed to your studio. A beautiful image of your client's family graces the holiday card's cover. Wait...that's your image. You turn the card over and cringe. They bought the cards from a large retailer, not you. And you sell holiday cards.

You're probably not feeling the holiday spirit at that moment, are you?

It happens all the time, and it's not just around the holidays. But how do you deal with that type of situation? This week's Vital Signs brings up this less-than-jolly subject, in the hopes that you beat the holiday rush that your clients may want to make with your images...rushing straight to a retailer. Educating yourself and your clients about copyright infringement (and what to do when it happens) may not make visions of sugar plums dance in your head, but perhaps it can put some green in your wallet.

Christel Aprigliano
Director of Member Value & Experience

iStock_000014148465XSmall_250.jpgHave you ever seen your images used somewhere (or by someone) without your permission? If you have--or if you want to try to prevent something like this from happening--it helps to know what copyright ownership entails. Tomorrow's "Are Your Images Protected?" webinar (Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00pm EST) is free for PPA members, and it's a great resource to learn more about copyright ownership and get your copyright questions answered. Once you understand the ins and outs of copyrights, licensing agreements and model releases, you will be better able to protect your work and your clients' privacy.

About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the Copyright category from October 2010.

Copyright: September 2010 is the previous archive.

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