Test your copyright knowledge!

Happy New Year! Get a good start on 2017 by testing your copyright knowledge. When you’re finished with the quiz, you can get additional information on each of these questions at http://www.photoattorney.com/test-copyright-knowledge-quiz-notes/.

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Was It Worth Filing a Lawsuit Against Someone Who Infringed Your Photo?

Some people believe that it’s rarely worth filing a copyright infringement lawsuit (where you file a formal Complaint in federal court).  If you have ever filed a lawsuit against someone who infringed your photograph, what do you think?

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Take the Poll Regarding A Possible Small Copyright Claims Tribunal

The Copyright Office is investigating potential alternatives for handling copyright claims that have a relatively small economic value. As part of the process, the Office conducted hearings in New York last week and will be in Los Angeles on November 26 and 27.  More information about the hearings is available at www.copyright.gov/docs/smallclaims.

I’ll have the honor of being on the panels for the LA hearings and need your input. What are your thoughts on the creation of a small copyright claims tribunal?:

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Have You Ever Been Told to Stop Shooting by the Police, Security, or Manager/Owner? What Did You Do?

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Have You Ever Been Sued (or Threatened with Suit) for Photography-Related Reasons?

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Poll: Have any of your photos been infringed? If so, what do you usually do about it?

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Poll: What Prevents You from Registering Your Copyrights with the Copyright Office?

In response to our poll about whether you had registered your copyrights to your photos with the Copyright Office, 78% of you said that you had not registered any of them!  So now we’re trying to figure out why.

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Poll: Have You Registered the Copyrights to Your Photos?

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