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Please download The Photographer's Right pdf file, print, read and keep it handy, it will be useful to you as photographer. You can print and distribute it. We always face warnings not to take photographs, so now you must know WHEN you can take them. When you hold a camera, know your RIGHT! Do not get carried away too, because you must also know exceptions to the rule. Not to forget the USA Disclaimer clause.
Copyright of Photographs
For photographs, please make sure you place these in all your photos to claim copyright
a. the word copyright or symbol c inside a circle
b. your name or signature
c. the year photograph is taken [EXIF DATA should be very useful for ownership]
example : taikonautİ2009
If you are a good reader, here is a link for Photography Law, Photographers' Rights, Intellectual Property, US Copyright Office, Copyright, Fair Use, Public Domain, Privacy, Publicity & Releases which you can follow through.
You may also wish to download this US Copyright Basics pdf file for useful information.
1. The way in which copyright protection is secured if often misunderstood. No publication or registration or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure copyright [there is advantage in having copyright registered]
2. The use of a copyright notice is no longer required under US law, although it is often beneficial.
More links here
Common Q&A about Copyrights
10 Big Myths about copyright explained
A nice article about Copyright Law in Digital Age
US Copyright in General
Law and Photography
UK Photograph Ownership pre-1945, to post-1989
Learn How to copyright Your Photographs
I saw this blind singer/artist on TV one day, he was radiant and touched everyone's heart with his beautiful famous song "You are my eyes". It made me think how lucky we are to be able to see and appreciate photography. Now I define photography as light + vision.
Your critiques and comments will be very useful for me. Profile photo - Borneo!
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