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Watch Our Last B&H Event Space Presentation

Here are links, via Vimeo or Facebook, of our last B&H presentation “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Lawyer” It was mostly about lawyers for creative people. And if there are any questions, you can leave them here for us to answer. Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/698268146 Facebook: https://fb.watch/cOFOO2AKRn/    

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We’re At It Again May 4th 5:00-6:00pm ET

Another free B&H Event Place Q&A&Q session on May 4th at 5:00pm ET. Did we remember to say FREE!?? We’ll be going over whatever questions come in, but if they don’t, we’ll go over some lawyer issues.  Good and bad. What to look for hiring a lawyer, what to ask, what do lawyers look for […]

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It’s Never Too Late –  Copyright Registration of Older Photos

Photos taken decades ago, infringed say two years ago BUT never registered CAN be registered now and the creator, estate, widow/widower etc can sue and collect money damages and put an end to the infringing uses. NEVER assume that it is too late to do anything without first speaking with an experience Copyright litigator. By […]

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 Protecting Your Photo Business Name with a Federal Trademark Registration

If you have a photography business that uses your name or another word(s), phrase(s), design(s), and/or logo(s) to indicate that you are the source of the photographs, consider filing for a Federal Trademark Registration. This is your “brand” no different than, for example, a clothing designer’s name.  If you provide or intend to provide photography […]

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April 28th @ 5:00pm EST Free Zoom – Will be a good one!

We’re at it again on a free Zoom session. Should be an interesting hour as the two of us discuss recent court cases like Warhol Foundation vs Lynn Goldsmith, how MAD Magazine ties into this, legal considerations regarding NFTs, other topics, and as always, answering questions. Come join the fun this Wednesday, April 28th at […]

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At It Again With A&Q&A- Issues In The News

Looks like we’re on B&H’s Event Space Zoom/Facebook broadcasts every month. This month we’re going to cover some interesting topics and as always, taking questions. But you can always ask us questions here. Here’s the description and signup link for the January session: A&Q&A | Legal Issues in the News Photographer Jack Reznicki and IP […]

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Copyright A&Q&A on Oct 14th

  Ed & I will be doing another A&Q&A (Answers, Questions, and Answers) at the B&H Event Space online. The B&H info page is https://www.bhphotovideo.com/find/eventDetails.jsp/id/3636 Or you can “Zoom in” at https://zoom.us/j/94706947382?pwd=YzFvZUF3azNUdVpWUUFNbXlCczQ3dz09with the passcode number 512709 Or, you can follow the live stream on Facebook as it happens in real time at@ www.facebook.com/bheventspace/ & livestream.com/bheventspace Come join the […]

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The Whole Magillah – Instagram’s Sub-License

There have been some issues lately that seems to get everyone’s drawers in a knot, above and beyond politics. For photographers it’s court cases that generate headlines, but don’t really tell the whole story. In some court cases the story changes 180 degrees and while the first iteration burns up social media sites, the second […]

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Trademarks, Copyrights and Photographing Buildings

A little while ago, we got a question from one of the readers to this blog, Matthew, who asked: “Hello Jack and Ed, one of my bucket list life goals is to see the 1894, 1915, and 1939-40 World’s Fairs of San Francisco digitally reconstructed, so one could explore these bygone historical spaces virtually. Ideally, these […]

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Today’s Vagabond Photographers and Artists 

Those of a certain age will instantly recall that back in the pre-digital days many photographers and artists had to be physically located in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago or some other (then) major metropolitan area to make a living. This has changed drastically over the decades and while there are many reasons and factors at play, below are […]

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