Three Excellent Copyright Resources

Understanding copyright law and registering your images is vital to protecting your work. Fortunately, there are many great resources to help you.

– John Harrington, the experienced and prolific photographer based in D.C., has written a great book on photography business, Best Business Practices for Photographers. As part of the book, he has a sample Form VA to show how he organizes and registers his copyrights.

– Nancy Wolff, counsel to the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), has prepared a powerpoint presentation on the basics of copyright law.

– Columbia Law School has launched a web site to educate artists on how to retain control of and manage their copyrights.

Not to decide to protect your work is to decide not to protect your work!

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