Registration Counts: How to Copyright Your Images



Millions of photographs are taken daily, and many of those are immediately posted to social media sites without a second thought. And that’s OK for most people. However, if you are considering using your pictures commercially, or are concerned about other people using your photos without permission, then copyright becomes a front-and-center issue. So what are the facts and what are the myths?

Richard Kelly is an editorial and corporate photographer, not a copyright attorney. However, in his ninety-minute talk, he shares his expansive and personal knowledge of copyright. He goes over the basics of the law and discusses ownership of images from both the creator’s and the potential user's perspectives. Fair Use, Creative Commons, and the recent revisions to the copyright law are also covered, along with pointers to many online resources that can aid in navigating the tricky waters of copyright.