Legal Overview

Being a rockstar photographer means protecting your work. 

Too often people turn to attorneys who are not experienced in IP or Intellectual Property. I've seen bad advice online from attorneys who lack specific experience in IP.

It's cost effective to be aware of some legal issues. It's vital to know how to find additional reliable information. 

Then consult an attorney when needed and financially feasible. Or proceed on your own, based on your research.

  • Do Not Get Sued or Get a Cease and Desist Letter
  • Copyrights Protect Your Work
  • Watermarking to Protect Your Work: Pros and Cons
  • Restrictions Taking & Using YOUR Photos
  • Insurance
  • (IRL) In Real Life Assistants
  • Virtual Assistants & Interns
  • Resources

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Legal Disclaimer

This is NOT a substitute for advice from an attorney. Most photographers deal with their own legal issues because they are often too minor or pricey for attorneys. 

If you need to respond to or initiate legal action, consulting an attorney is helpful (I'd say vital). Plus major contracts, establishing a LLC or similar business/legal action definitely requires a legal professional's input. In my opinion.

This Workshop will help you become aware of various legal issues. Then you alone decide how to proceed.

Knowledge is power. And the law in real life is not like on TV or in the movies.

I earned ABA Paralegal Certificate from UCLA. The ONLY thing I really learned is Procedural Law. My cert is lapsed. I merely wanted to know real life vs TV and movies. 

I always defer to attorneys whenever possible. I do my due diligence first.

Every attorney I've ever discussed ANY issues felt they were too small for them. 

If you can recover ANY money due to expressing your rights, isn't it worth knowing your options? 

Knowledge is power.