Posts Tagged hiring lawyers

Readers Beware, Lawyers Are Not Judges

The photo website, Petapixel, recently ran an article on a photo that was allegedly copied by a pharmaceutical company in Germany. The usual cesspool of bad information and tribal wisdom was sprinkled in the comments section. Petapixel to their credit ran a follow up piece, written by a lawyer. A lawyer in Memphis, whose trial […]

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Not A Lawyer, The RIGHT Lawyer

In our books and in this blog we have oft written about how to interview and hire an attorney, something we find photographers are clueless and scared to death about. Photographers are universally scared to talk to a lawyer, even when it’s one they need to represent them. We posted articles entitled “Lawyers Need Money […]

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False Prophets and Lost Profits

The bible warns, “beware false prophets”. As we like to rephrase it, beware some lawyers as false prophets, as they will diminish your profits. Our story starts with Ed suing a stock agency on behalf of a photographer who claimed that he/she had not been paid nor received royalty statements. (Something he has done too […]

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Don’t Fire Till You See The Whites of Their Eyes

How to fight is as important as knowing when to fight. Experienced litigators know when to pull the trigger and file a lawsuit. More importantly, they also know when to be patient and wait for the right moment to act if action becomes necessary. An attorney who is wise enough to assess and accept a legitimate case […]

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Better Beware Before Calling Saul

What scares artists more than a blank canvas and photographers more than a corrupted flashcard? The question of how to hire a lawyer. This is a topic we get queried on frequently, especially at the end of our lectures when we talk one on one with attendees. We guess it’s simply a topic that’s not discussed in […]

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What’s It Worth?

One of the first questions creatives ask (to themselves or others) when their work is infringed, is, “How much is this worth?” or “What can I get out of this”?  Logical questions to ask. One of the worst things you can do is ask your “friends” online. If you want a boatload of bad information […]

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Famous Last Words: I Can Do This Myself

For those of you who would do anything to avoid hiring a lawyer, we suggest that you pick up the September 2012 issue of Consumer Reports. CU rated three well-known DIY legal sites and found them to be no match for a pro even at the most simple tasks.  Photographers, illustrators and artists require the […]

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