Copyright Application Tutorial

Must read this copyright application tutorial

You already own it. In most cases, unless you specifically signed away your rights, you – the photographer – own the copyright and the right to license and re-license the image in any way you choose. This is true even if you have not registered your copyright or put your copyright notice on the image. Where registration makes a real difference is when something has gone wrong and your rights are being infringed.

Interesting. You can register your photo with ASMP to help protect your copyright. I haven’t had any problem with copyright yet, and hopefully won’t in the future either!
And did you think you could publish and profit from your City photos?

In addition to property-release issues, you also need to think about copyright concerns vis-a-vis buildings if they were built after December 1, 1990. Before that, buildings did not have copyright protection and were thus, by definition, in the public domain. Shoot away.

I presume that applies in the US, is the law the same in the EU?
(Thanks Mark for the link)

One thought on “Copyright Application Tutorial

  1. Thanks for the plug, Donncha. Just one point: You don’t register your copyrights with ASMP; you register with the Copyright Office. (If you’re not a US citizen, you can still register — that’s in one of the tutorial’s FAQs.)

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