Event Space Video: Watch Your Back! Photographers' Rights in the 21st Century


Long time New York professional photographer, visual arts lawyer and educator Len Speier discusses the legal ramifications of commercial photography, including the concepts of protection, management and merchandising of the artist’s work.

In this seventy-minute video, Speier gives a basic overview of copyright law and the procedures specific to ownership of images, when the photographer should consider copyright registration and the procedure to register. Other aspects covered include the sale and licensing of images, pitfalls to avoid and how to deal with copyright infringement. He also provides practical legal information as to what and who can be photographed, and the need for model releases.