Synopses & Reviews
Anyone who wants to make a living by licensing rights to pictures will benefit from this real-world guide to photography and the law. This accessible and entertaining volume takes readers through the nuances and subtleties of copyright, trademark, and the laws of privacy and publicity. With a look at cases, statutes, and news items from today’s headlines, Wolff covers the most timely and pressing legal matters confronting photographers and their representatives, including:
• Rights and licensing under copyright • Infringement • Protected trademarks • Photos on the Internet • Fair use • The public domain • First amendment considerations • The Digital Millennium Copyright Act • Moral rights
Written for non-lawyers, The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook is an essential tool for photographers, photo buyers, stock agents, picture researchers, reps, and other professionals in the field of photography.
In this accessible and entertaining book, expert Nancy E. Wolff explains copyright, trademark, contracts, and privacy. Real-world examples of cases, laws, and news items torn from todays headlines illustrate the most urgent legal situations faced by photographers: requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and public domain; first amendment considerations; the law of privacy and publicity; and many more issues. Detailed information on drafting contracts and licensing agreements is included. The imprimatur of the Picture Archive Council of America assures readers that the information is comprehensive and up to the minute. The Professional Photographers Legal Handbook is an essential tool for everyone who works in photographyand everyone who wants to.
Want to make a living in photography? Anyone who does needs this indispensable guide to licensing picture rights.
About the Author
Nancy E. Wolff, a practicing lawyer for more than twenty years, is a member of the entertainment law firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams, and Shepherd, where she specializes in intellectual property and new media law. A former trustee of the Copyright Society of USA, she lives in New York City.