The Fuss About Fair Use
by Carolyn E. Wright | May 1, 2008

These days, photographers are likely to find one or more of their images used without permission. One defense is often that it is a “fair use.” The challenge is determining whether the unauthorized use is an infringement or fair use. While only a court of law can make that decision,...

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Digital Millennium Copyright Act Damages
by Carolyn E. Wright | September 1, 2007

Copyright infringement is much too common these days. To reap the big statutory rewards (of at least $750 and up to $150,000 for willful infringements, plus costs and attorneys’ fees) from prosecuting infringements, you must have registered your photograph with the U.S. Copyright Office pr...

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Licensing Your Copyright
by Carolyn E. Wright | February 28, 2007

When you own the copyright of a photograph, you have complete and exclusive control of how it is reproduced, displayed and distributed. These rights may be assigned, sold, transferred or given away. But if you give a slide to a publisher, email a digital file to a client, or sell a print at an a...

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Processing Digital Images for Web Presentation
by Greg Downing | April 1, 2005

Having your images online can help you reach worldwide audiences, whether for the sole purpose of sharing your photos for enjoyment or as a marketing tool for your growing business of nature photography. Participation in an online nature photography community, such as NatureScapes.Net, provides...

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