Copyright Laws Explained

Aaron WilsonAaron Wilson The VETTE ManRegistered Users Posts: 339 Major grins
edited December 25, 2004 in Mind Your Own Business
If you mark your photo's or pictures you make in photo shop is it protected or do you have to register it? So if i put my name and thew copy write symbol and sell it to a company for adver... can they alter it? or is it protected with my name and they need to ask to use it in other adds? What is the best way to protect your work?:dunno
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  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2004
    Any photo taken by you is automatically copyrighted. You own the copyright to it. It is copyrighted the instant you click the shutter.

    No one can use the image without your permission. If they do it is actionable. You dont even have to mark the image. If the copyright is not registered all you can sue for is actual damages. For example: If they make a print, all you can sue for is the value of the print and you have to be able to prove the value.

    If it is registered you can sue for a lot more, negligence, punative damages etc.

    I hope this helps.
  • John MuellerJohn Mueller Long Shots Registered Users Posts: 2,555 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2004
    Here is a read for you. 10 Big Myths about copyright explained.
  • GREAPERGREAPER Major grins Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2004
    Pretty good stuff, and it's what I said :D
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited December 8, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    Pretty good stuff, and it's what I said :D
    Yeah, but in more words. lol3.gif
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited December 9, 2004
    excellent thread for the hall of wisdom
    i'll add some links here

    dan heller's page - chock full of good stuff

    the us copyright office
  • luckyrweluckyrwe Major grins Registered Users Posts: 952 Major grins
    edited December 25, 2004
    I like the fact that now you can take a CD of thousands of images and send it in with one fee. It used to be in the past that I'd send in a contact sheet with the fee for each sheet. That gets expensive. Fill up a CD, send it in, and save a fortune on the registration.
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