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The Copyright Zone

A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition

By Edward C. Greenberg, Jack Reznicki


352 pages

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pub: 2015-02-13
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If you license or publish images, this guide is as indispensable as your camera. It provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. The Copyright Zone, Second Edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and much more.

Presented in a fun and easy to digest style, Jack Reznicki and Ed Greenberg, LLC help explain the need-to-know facts of the confusing world of legal jargon and technicalities through real world case studies, personal asides, and the clear writing style that has made their blog and monthly column by the same name in Photoshop User magazine two industry favorites. The second edition of this well-reviewed text has almost doubled in size to ensure that every legal issue you need to know about as a photographer or artist is covered and enjoyable to learn!

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, 2. Selling yourself, 3. Your Bundle of Rights, 4. Hope You Registered that Weapon, Sheriff?, 5. Release Me!, 6. Contracts & Invoices, 7. Agents, Reps, and Lawyers, Oh My! Or Playing with Others 8., Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and Little League: Social Photography Issues, 9. Stuff You Should Know, 10. Sample Release Forms

About the Authors

Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for over thirty years, has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well as the average Joes and Janes striving to make a name for themselves. He has been on the faculty and a guest lecturer in the Masters Program in Digital Photography at The School of Visual Arts in New York and has lectured nationwide on photographers’, artists’ and models’ rights on behalf of NAPP, PPA, APA and EP.

Jack Reznicki is an internationally renowned commercial people and children photographer based in New York City. Jack’s creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Toys "R" Us, Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Kodak, Reader’s Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHOTOGRAPHY / Business Aspects
PHOTOGRAPHY / Commercial