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Workshop: Copyright + Licensing – The Photographer’s Guide

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

$200 – $450


Beginning October 22, ASMP General Counsel Thomas Maddrey will be leading a small group of photographers through the ins and outs of copyrights and licensing. This is an opportunity to learn how to obtain, register, protect, enforce, and monetize your copyrights and your livelihood. 

Throughout the course (which will meet each Thursday for five weeks in a row at 12pm EST), Tom will intersperse presentations and information with real-life stories from his creator clients and ASMP members. 

While you may know the basics of copyright, this course goes much deeper, covering the best way to register (with live demonstrations), what mistakes can you make that will invalidate your registrations in court, how to write an effective license agreement that gets you paid, how to identify where and how your work is being infringed, and, most importantly, how to put a value on your most important asset — your copyrights. 

Week One: Copyright For Photographers

Week Two: Registration Procedures + Pitfalls

Week Three:  Infringement + Fair Use

Week Four: The License Agreement 

Week Five: Making Your Copyrights Make Money


Fees: $325 for members, $450 for non-members.

Classes will be held on Zoom. Zoom info will be sent to all participants prior to first meeting. 

Thursdays 12-1:30pmET

Dates: Oct 22nd, Oct 29th, Nov 5th, Nov 12th, Nov 19th

Can’t make it to all the sessions? Want to watch on your time? No problem. Each session is recorded and will be available within 48 hours after the event.


Meet Your Instructor Tom Maddrey

Thomas Maddrey is the founder and principal attorney at Maddrey PLLC, a boutique copyright and art law firm based in Dallas, TX. He also serves as General Counsel for the American Society of Media Photographers, one of the oldest and largest commercial photography organizations in the country. In addition to representing photographers and their interests, Thomas is a regular author of briefs that fight for photographers’ rights in the US Supreme Court and other Circuit Courts. He currently sits on the Board of The Copyright Alliance, is a member of the Copyright Society of the United States, and is actively involved in almost every major photography copyright matter in the country.


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October 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
$200 – $450
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