It is probably fair to say that the level of education and understanding regarding copyright laws and using images posted on the internet, has failed to keep pace with changes in technology.
Regardless of whether you consider yourself to be a hobbyist or earn a living out of photography, the same copyright laws about taking and sharing these images, applies in just the same way to everyone.
This infographic about Privacy and Copyright for Photographers, aims to get you up to speed on current laws and fill any gaps in your knowledge about what you can and can’t do, if you want to stay on the right side of the law.
Photography Law: A Double-Edged Sword
Privacy and copyright laws for photographers are very much a double-edged sword, as these rules of engagement are designed not just to protect any photographic masterpiece that you have created, but to offer the same level of comfort to someone else, who doesn’t want their images being used without their permission.
One of the fundamental issues that we are all faced with is the fact that copyright laws vary in different country, which is a significant challenge in itself, when you consider how blurred our cyber borders are.
Automatic Copyright for All Photographers
If you work on the basis that photos are automatically copyrighted as soon as you take them, that is not a bad starting point to work from, but it certainly makes sense to learn what you can about current copyright laws, if you want to avoid the possibility of a lawsuit or a fine.
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Privacy & Copyright for Photographers Infographic
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