The Copyright Information section provides resources for learning what rights the copyright legislation gives the photographer and how to make those rights work for you, by licensing your work. This should be the base of any photographer's business bringing in much needed income now and for the future.
Copyright has its basis in the law but a lot also depends on the established professional practice and what is negotiated. In order for a photographer to be able to successfully control copyright, he/she needs first to know what those rights are and then to be able to deal in them.
Beyond the Lens published by the AOP, provides essential and in-depth information on rights, ethics and business practice in professional photography. It extensively covers the topic of copyright and moral rights, dealing with copyright as well as protection and enforcement. We cannot recommend it highly enough for the professional photographer !
Additional free copyright information can be found at the following sources:
Copyright Council (BCC)
Photographers Liaison Committee
Intellectual Property Organization
Copyright Office Home Page
10 Big Myths
about copyright explained
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