“Creative Consultant Debra Weiss and Intellectual Property Attorney James Silverberg will take you through an informative and entertaining evening that will inspire and empower by discussing key topics that include:
- Why copyright registration matters.
- Putting copyright to work for you – We pay cash for gold!
- What to do when your image has been infringed.
- Fair Use – When is it really fair?
- Social Media – Risk vs reward.
Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer. Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy. Knowing the facts about copyright protection and how to effectively exercise and monetize your rights is paramount. Lack of information, misinformation or carelessness can leave a photographer defenseless and unable to take action against infringers. Don’t let this happen to you.”
1702 Lincoln Blvd
Venice, California [map]
“If you are involved in the arts, this class is a must. This workshop provides valuable information on the fundamentals of basic copyright protection, including copyright-ability of works, ownership (initial ownership; transfers; works-for-hire), registration, infringement and remedies, and fair use. Through this course you will gain a basic understanding of copyright law and learn how to protect your work.”
(There is a late registration fee of $10 if you register the day of the class)
$20 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$30 Arts Professional VLA Member
$50 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$50 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)
Free for All You Can Learn Pass Holders
1 East 53rd Street
New York , New York 10022 [map]
Panel Discussion Copyright: Know It Or Blow It
Moderated by Debra Weiss. With panelists Attorney James Silverberg and PLUS President & CEO Jeff Sedlik
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission: Free and open to the public; please RSVP here.
“Understanding how to put copyright to work for you is crucial to your success as a photographer. Predatory image rights demands and widespread image theft can leave a photographer’s business in jeopardy. Don’t let this happen to you. Learn what you need to succeed. Knowledge is Power. Topics to be discussed:
- What To Do When Your Image Has Been Infringed
- Fair Use: Is It Ever Really Fair?
- Putting Copyright To Work For You
A tutorial with photographer and APA Advocacy Committee Member John Harrington on the correct way to register your images with the US Copyright Office from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.”
Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10 am – 4 pm
University of Houston – Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002 [map]
“Coordinated by the country’s leading organization for the rights of photographers and image makers, this workshop is on the importance of image ownership in the age of digital distribution and should not be missed. As an image maker, what are your rights? Why should you register your images? What can be considered for copyright? And how do you register your images for copyright?
For more information or to register please visit: http://www.fotofest.org/workshops/.