Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the basic laws that govern photography, this legal manual helps photographers understand the basic matters of access and privacy, covering issues such as shooting images on private property, consent, and the photography of public groups. Subjects addressed include the legalities of photographing currency, stamps, securities, trademarks, seals, and insignia; military and nuclear installations; copyrighted materials; children; and animals. This updated handbook includes changes in the copyright and national security laws, including law as it applies to digital imaging as well as video and audio recording of public and private activities.
"Attorney Bert Krages, Esq., helps you navigate the often confusing maze of laws and rights with the help of this informative handbook." Shutterbug
"The book includes tips for protecting your intellectual property by using copyrights, patents, and trademarks." Studio Photography
"Wonderful compilation of important legal issues all photographers should understand . . . this book covers the subjects you need to know about." About.com
Covering the rights photographers need to understand to prevent losing an image or incurring liability, this book details the legal aspects of publishing photographs, public vs. private property, model releases, copyrighted material, pornography, and intrusion of privacy. Also discussed are what to do when film or equipment is seized and handling confrontations.
About the Author
Bert P. Krages, Esq., is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property. He is the author of Handbook for Photographers and Heavenly Bodies and Photography: The Art of Composition. He lives in Portland, Oregon.