Copyright Essentials for Today's Photographer By Jack Reznicki

Duration
1 hr 53 min
Lessons
8
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Suitable-all

Join Mia McCormick with special guests Jack Reznicki, a commercial photographer, and Ed Greenberg, an intellectual property attorney, to discuss the most pressing, need-to-know copyright information for photographers in front of a live studio audience. Over the course of 2 hours, Ed and Jack answer questions from the audience, do a live walk through of how to register your copyright online, and share a wealth of wisdom, tips, and stories that will inspire you to take the necessary steps to protect your work.

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Join Mia McCormick as she introduces the instructors, discusses what will be covered in this class, and jumps into taking questions on copyright registration.
Ed and Jack spell out the rights that are protected under copyright law.
Jack and Ed answer questions from the live audience on topics ranging from understanding work for hire to how to get started with registering a large volume of work, before jumping into a demonstration of how to register your copyright online.
Jack does a live demonstration of all the steps involved in registering your copyright online.
After wrapping up the last part of the registration process Jack and Ed take a closer look at how to protect your copyright while leveraging social media to promote your work.
It is important to understand the terms of service you agree to when using social media sites. Ed and Jack also share some tips for how you can find your photos in use.
Jack and Ed take more questions from the live audience on topics ranging from understanding photo contest rules to dealing with infringements.
Ed and Jack wrap up the class by answering new questions from the live audience. Topics range from understanding perpetual rights to model releases to licensing your work.
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Jack Reznicki

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Jack Reznicki is a commercial photographer specializing in people and children based in New York City. His creative problem solving has helped promote products and services for many companies such as Tylenol, The Wall Street Journal, Hyatt, Toys "R" Us, Kodak, Reader's Digest, Crest, AT&T, Playtex, and several Time Magazine covers. ...

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  1. Profile photo of Your-SunshineGirl Your-SunshineGirl

    Great Course! Needs to be made available for every Photographer in the World. But I’m being stingy by saying that. The more Photographers that will learn to educate their clients makes my job easier. The reason being, I work in a lab and trying to distinguish between Pro (paid) and amature (family snaps) is getting harder by the second. We require a release from the copyright holder.

    I joined KT to learn tips and tricks that will enable me to capture better images, but I’m also learning to make better calls as to the images I print. I had one person tell me that they took the image, but their tune changed when I asked about the color of the reflector that was being used. Caught a deer in the headlights, I did. Confession ensued and I was asked how I knew that a shiny thing was used. They did get their print and I got our copy of the release. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  2. Profile photo of Jared Pierson Jared Pierson

    Great, Great, Great! Must see if you’re going to be a real artist and business person. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  3. Profile photo of RichardJohnson RichardJohnson

    Great show… love these guys!
    Discussion ran above my business level for the most part. (I’m a generalist portrait photographer.)
    However, I realize that it’s hard to cover everyone’s specific needs in a short program. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of algia10 algia10

    Excellent class! Everyone with a camera should watch this. —- Yes, please post my feedback

  5. Profile photo of micolh1 micolh1

    Great info. Good to know. Very informative. —- Yes, please post my feedback —- Yes, please post my feedback

  6. Profile photo of Jeff Sydor Jeff Sydor

    This course was very informative about what I can do for copyright infringement. Many of my questions that I had prior were answered. The host and the guests were extremely knowledgeable and would love to have someone like that in my corner. This is not just beneficial for photographers, but all artists as well. 5 Stars! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  7. Profile photo of brianw brianw

    Great class :)

    Can the guests say if this information applies to the UK with regards to image registration etc ? —- Yes, please post my feedback

  8. Profile photo of amethyst24 amethyst24

    Great course! So informative. A disc of this class should be in the box with every camera