Synopses & Reviews
The revisions for this third edition cover key digital issues, such as the Copyright Office's new online registration process; post-9/11 rules for shooting in "sensitive" environments; and updates to right of privacy laws. Not only can this book save thousands in attorney's fees, it also explains how to find good legal assistance when necessary. Readers will find information on:
--censorship and obscenity
--the rights of privacy and publicity
--organizing as a business
--tax deductions for the home office
--relevant court cases
--releases, contracts, and other forms
The photographer's definitive business and legal resource is now completely updated and expanded. In this valuable guide, arts attorney Leonard DuBoff takes you step by step though all the legal aspects of the photography business. Here is expert advice for everything from contracts to trademarks, including government licenses, taxes, censorship, the rights of privacy and publicity, leases and insurance, estate planning, and more. This latest, up-to-the minute edition pays special attention to the legal challenges that have been brought about by digital cameras and the Internet. With the important legal advice found in this guide, you'll save thousands of dollars in attorney fees-and find expert legal assistance when you need it the most. . . . a complete discussion of the legal and business issues of everyday concern to photographers.-- PhotoSource International.
The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers is an invaluable resource that encompasses a wide range of issues from trademarks and censorship to insurance and agents.
About the Author
Leonard D. DuBoff is a business lawyer in Portland, Oregon, specializing in intellectual property and corporate law. He is one of the world's leading authorities on art law. He has pioneered the field, written extensively on the subject, and lectured all over the world. His two-volume text entitled The Desk Book of Art Law is considered the most authoritative and important book on the subject. It is frequently referred to by judges, lawyers, legal commentators, and others who are interested in finding out about this important field of law, and it has also been adopted by several law schools as the basis for their courses on art law. He has authored numerous other books including Art Law in a Nutshell, The Book Publisher's Legal Guide, and a (Law in Plain English)® series, which includes books for small businesses, writers, photographers, craftspeople, high-tech entrepreneurs and gallery owners. He is also the author of three encyclopedias, one for fine artists, one for the performing arts, and one for craftspeople.