Maria Matthews

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Copyright & Government Affairs Manager, PPA

Maria Matthews is PPA’s Copyright & Government Affairs Manager.  She assists members on a daily basis with copyright and contract questions and helps members take advantage of PPA’s Indemnification Trust Program.  In addition to her work with members she keeps a watchful eye on Capitol Hill to ensure photographers’ voices are heard when key issues come up for debate.

Maria's Courses

  • Are Your Images Protected?

    Instructors: Maria Matthews
    Webinar: Join us to learn more about protecting and enforcing your photographic copyrights. Copyright specialist Maria Matthews will share information on the basic facets of the law, quick tips on maximizing your copyright ownership and how PPA can help you address an infringement.
  • Contract Essentials: Cover Your Bases

    Instructors: Maria Matthews
    Video: Long gone are the days when you did business with a nod and a firm handshake – in today’s environment, if it’s not in the contract, it doesn’t exist. So before you snap that first photo, you want signed paperwork in hand. But you’re an artist, not a lawyer! Never fear -- after this “Contract Essentials” class, you’ll know the ins and outs of creating and executing an effective contract so you can focus on what you do best.
  • Ins & Outs of Copyright Law

    Instructors: Maria Matthews
    Video: When you first learned photography, you probably didn’t talk much about copyrights or any other legal mumbo-jumbo. But you’re a professional now, and copyrights are an important aspect of your business! So if you’re not a lawyer and you don’t even play one on TV, what exactly do you need to know? Copyright specialist Maria Matthews walks you through copyrights and what they mean to you.
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