The Copyright Zone Guys: 2014 Update

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Watch this vide to acquire the answers to everything you wanted to know about copyright and other legal issues, but were too scared to ask. There is a boatload of bad information, myths, factoids, and half-truths regarding copyright and other photo-related legal issues, such as model releases, floating around. Photographer Jack Reznicki and lawyer Ed Greenberg demystify and illuminate the gray areas in an easy, humorous, and understandable manner that only this pairing of a photographer and lawyer with so much “real-life, in-the-trenches” experience can provide. Just like their popular "Copyright Zone" column in Photoshop User magazine, and their book, Photographer’s Survival Guide, they have a light, humorous touch bolstered by accessible explanations of this generally dry subject matter. As one past attendee to their lecture stated, it will “rock your world.”


I found my images which have my copy right watermark on them on a site from Sherman Williams paint company. Here is the site I have 6 images that was lifted from Arizona Highways Magazine blog site, they did not give permission to use the images nor did I give permission. I submitted a bill to the corp office but affraid it will just go to the garbage file and they will ignore. Do I need to get a lawyer and go after these people? I do understand it is a user of the chip it web page but the web page has their company name all over it and they may state they did not benefit from our images which is bull poop. Thank you for any advise you may have and thank you

Ron Pelton Jr. 

haven't seen anything yet so don't know what to comment on

Thank you

Dear Ed and Jack, I watched your video on the B&H Channel with interest. You had a lot of interesting points to make and some good advice for creative people generally. I'm a South Africa, so our laws are not exactly the same, but there's enough common ground for me to have learnt quite a bit from your presentation (I did like the pro-mo pic  - guess Jack took that pic). I teach e-marketing at a local university, so a lot of what you have to say is interesting/relevant to me. 

I have one question for you. Considering that a lot of photographers and other creatinve people use Facebook to promote themselves and their work, and given that one of the first points in Facebook's TOS is:... 

privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

...would this not threaten/endanger the rights of artists to control their work (yes, they still have copyright over their work, but by agreeing to use FB, they are giving FB extensive rights to use and even sell their work - even if FB do not)?

Your comments would be appreciated - I'll check your blog to see your response.

Thanks, Neels

What happened to their website? It's not currently up (2:10pm Thursday).