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What Photographers Need to Know About Copyright

What Photographers Need to Know about Copyright - by Tom Maddrey PLLC

What Photographers Need to Know – Copyrights, Contracts, Court Cases, and Your ASMP Questions Answered

For as long as he can remember, Tom Maddrey has loved photography. Beginning when he was in high school, he became a member of ASMP. He carried his membership through college at the Brooks Institute of Photography, and into his commercial career. After almost a decade of shooting, Tom transitioned from photographer to attorney in order to help the creative and photographic communities.

Shortly after opening his own firm in his hometown of Dallas, Tom reached out to ASMP and for the last three years, Tom has been General Counsel of ASMP National. In this role, he works on projects from the smallest licensing agreement to the biggest Supreme Court cases on behalf of the organization. As an attorney with a growing firm, he works with photographers and other artists navigate the legal and business minefield of society.

In this session, Tom will tackle every question you have. He will talk about copyright, the best practices to protect your rights and how two huge Supreme Court cases that have been decided in the past two weeks have changed the landscape. He will talk about contracts and licensing agreements and describe what you need to know if you have a non-paying client or other dispute. And he will talk about ASMP, answering your questions and hearing your thoughts about the organization and how it can better help its members around the world.

This will be the first of many interactions between ASMP Dallas and Maddrey PLLC, since they share a home and a passion for photography. This session is not to be missed.

Thomas Maddrey is the founding partner and lead attorney for Maddrey PLLC, a boutique firm dedicated to art law and creative business law. His firm is focused on a number of groups including artists, entrepreneurs, collectors, galleries, museums, and other creative individuals and groups. Thomas was a photographer first, earning a B.A. in photography from the renowned Brooks Institute. Realizing that his photographic background give him a unique perspective on the laws and cases facing photographers and artists, Thomas enrolled at SMU where he obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Going into its fourth year, Maddrey PLLC has quickly become one of the premier art law firms in the country.

This event will be hosted by Camera Ready Studios. Check-in will begin at 6pm with the presentation running from 6:30-8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Registration will be $20 at the door, so please pre-register!


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May 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
$5.00 – $20.00
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ASMP Dallas


Camera Ready Studios
14203 Proton Rd
Dallas, TX 75244 United States
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