Photography & the Law: 10 Misconceptions

The law is complicated, and  if you’re not a lawyer and haven’t spent hundreds of hours pouring over legal cases and texts, it’s easy to get caught up in second-hand internet advice and half-truths about what’s legal and what’s not. So it’s helpful when a lawyer breaks it down for for you, as attorney Carolyn Wright does in this post on the WPPI site (which is for wedding photographers, but the information is universally helpful), “Top 10 Misconceptions About Photography and the Law.”

Wright goes over things like photographing copyrighted art in public, fair use, property releases, copyright protection and your employer’s rights to your photographic work — it’s worth a read.

Source: WPPI (via A Photo Editor)

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