Know Your Rights: Copyright Laws For Photographers with Barbara T. Hoffman

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Know Your Rights: Copyright Laws For Photographers

Join us for three Tuesdays, beginning on May 26, 2020, for an online seminar.

Copyright law is something that affects every photographer, not just those who are in business making money from their images. Copyright and intellectual property law are the foundations of the photography industry and all other creative businesses. So, why not educate yourself and know your rights? Join us May 26th, June 2nd & June 22nd, as renowned art lawyer Barbara Hoffman unravels the significance of copyright.

This is a free webinar series for photographers and artists. The entire series is open to ASMP members and non-members. We will examine the key factors of copyright laws. And at the end of each webinar, 15 minutes will be allotted for questions.

MAY 26th, 2020 | 3:00 PM TO 4.30 PM

• Copyright Protection
• Copyright Infringement
• Fair Use

JUNE 2nd, 2020 | 3:00 PM TO 4.30 PM

• Issues using social media
• Introduction to contracts
• Licensing of images & protection of work
• Publishing contracts

JUNE 22nd, 2020 | 2:30 PM TO 4.00 PM

• Privacy and Publicity Releases
• How to select a business entity
• Plan estate & archives

Close attention will be paid to the following:

  • How photographers can protect themselves
  • Better business practices for photographers
  • Monetization of assets
  • Understanding contract terms
  • Preservation of a photographer’s legacy

About our host, Barbara T. Hoffman

Barbara Hoffman is known as the patron saint of photojournalists, based on her win in Agence France Presse v Morel, 769 F. Supp. 2d 295 (SDNY 2013), establishing the rights of photographers on the internet dealing with terms of services. Barbara Hoffman litigates and counsels in intellectual property and related areas such as authors’ rights, publishing, film, TV and entertainment, internet, and new media. A force to be reckoned with, Hoffman has been elected to Super Lawyers, Best Law Firms in art law and copyright law (2012-2020), Best Lawyers in the United States, and has been recognized by her peers with leadership positions such as Chair of the New York Bar Association Committee on Art Law.  You can read her full bio here.

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