The photographer's definitive business and legal resource is now completely updated and expanded. In this valuable guide, arts attorney Leonard DuBoff takes you step by step though all the legal aspects of the photography business. Here is expert advice for everything from contracts to trademarks, including government licenses, taxes, censorship, the rights of privacy and publicity, leases and insurance, estate planning, and more. This latest, up-to-the minute edition pays special attention to the legal challenges that have been brought about by digital cameras and the Internet. With the important legal advice found in this guide, you'll save thousands of dollars in attorney fees–and find expert legal assistance when you need it the most.
Digital cameras and the Internet have created new markets and opportunities for photographers—as well as new controversies and lawsuits. In an industry already rife with legal concerns, the need is more urgent than ever for photographers to understand their rights and responsibilities, both as artists and as business people. Even with changes in technology, understanding photography law does not have to be confusing or costly to aspiring and working photographers. Help is now on the way. Attorney Leonard DuBoff has fully revised and expanded the industry classic The Law (in Plain English)™ for Photographers.
"Much of the material in this volume is intended to enlighten photographers so that legal problems can be avoided," DuBoff observes. "Unfortunately, even the most prudent individual may become entangled in the web of complex legal issues."
To prepare photographers to successfully tackle everyday business and legal issues, The Law (in Plain English)™ for Photographers takes readers step-by-step through all legal aspects of the industry. This volume covers organizing as a business; the rights of privacy and publicity; government licenses and restrictions on photographing public places and private property; and provides forms for releases, bill of sale, commission agreement, and assignment estimates and invoices. This reference also discusses: • copyright and trademark
• defamation and libel
• censorship and obscenity
• contracts and remedies
• leases and insurance
About the Author
Leonard D. DuBoff is a practicing attorney and a past president of the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. A recognized expert who frequently lectures on the business of art, he is also the author of eighteen books, including the following published by Allworth Press: The Law (in Plain English)™ for Galleries, The Law (in Plain English)™ for Crafts, The Law (in Plain English)™ for Small Businesses, The Art Business Encyclopedia, and The Performing Arts Business Encyclopedia. He lives in Portland, Oregon.