As an award winning Photographer and Videographer I’ve always been concerned about copyright laws.
With sites like Instagram and Pinterest it’s more important than ever to understand the copyright and privacy laws.
Because more and more people are using stock photography sites it’s also a good idea for people in general to understand copyright and privacy when it comes to photography.
Every time we photograph or do video of a person or event we always get a model release.
Let’s say someone verbally tells you it’s okay to use their imagine. Later on down the road they tell you the conversation never took place and you can’t use the image. What if that image is key to a marketing campaign? Get a model release no matter what you are doing.
Did you realize that objects you photograph can be copyrighted?
I will never forget the time we were part of an art show. We had some of our photographs for sale on canvas. Someone walked up with their camera and started taking pictures!
Kindly I stood in front of their camera and said, “we don’t allow the photographing of our copyrighted work.”
It’s amazing what people will do.
The practice I got into early on was registering my work for copyright. It’s well worth the investment. I would encourage you to do the same.
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Toni Nelson – Marketing and Branding Coach, Award Winning Photographer/Videographer, Author, Speaker
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