Benefits / Advocacy & Copyright Protection

Copyright law is a battle that we have been fighting for years. Your images are unique, and rightfully yours. But ownership isn’t always attributed to the person behind the camera.


PPA is in this for the betterment of the industry. We advocate for you by pushing our state and national legislators to better serve and protect photographer rights in our technology-driven world, and by arming you with tools to protect yourself from being exploited.

Fix the Injustice

America’s one-size-fits-all copyright law isn’t doing photographers any justice. Designed to serve movie producers and recording artists, it is largely ineffective for creative professionals. Copyright law and the system as a whole need to better account for today’s technology – and the impacts it has on you, your work and your business. Join our cause as we spearhead this change.


Protect Yourself

Protect your work, your business and your reputation with PPA’s sample copyright and usage agreements, designed to cover you before the going gets tough… and even after it does. From licensing agreements and transfers to infringement notices and cease and desist demands, we give you the resources to be proactive – and reactive when needed!

A small claims process for copyright enforcement would be the single most important copyright improvement for photographers.

David Trust, PPA CEO