About CourseJoin Ed Greenberg and Jack Reznicki as they get you up to speed with the latest information on protecting your copyright and registering your work. There have been some changes in the process since their last class on the subject, and Jack and Ed walk you through all the steps involved in the registration process to show how it can be done. Beyond the registration process itself, Ed and Jack answer the important questions of what exactly copyright is, why it is important, and what rights you are granted by it. Pulling from years of experience as an intellectual property attorney and a commercial photographer, Ed and Jack share real life stories all the way through to illustrate why this issue is so important to all creative professionals.
- Lesson 1: Introduction 12:52
- Lesson 2: A Brief History of Copyright 07:32
- Lesson 3: So Why Register? 09:49
- Lesson 4: Registration: Part 1 09:23
- Lesson 5: Registration: Part 2 12:45
- Lesson 6: Registration: Part 3 14:55
- Lesson 7: Derivatives 11:25
- Lesson 8: Head Fakes and Other Lawyer Tactics 09:15
- Lesson 9: Excuses 15:13
- Lesson 10: Myths & Urban Legends 09:30
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Ed Greenberg has been a litigator practicing in New York City for well over thirty years, has represented some of the top photographers and illustrators in the business as well as the average Joes and Janes striving to make a name for themselves. Just some of his clients from his vast experience - Richard Avedon, Mel Sokolsky, Chris Usher, MacDuff Everton, Michael Grecco, Anita Kunz, Nick Brandt and of course, the esteemed Jack Reznicki with whom he writes the photo blog, thecopyrightzone.com and "The Copyright Zone" column in Photoshop User magazine. He has represented countless models, model agencies (including Ford Models), stylists, reps, agents and The Society of Illustrators. He has been on the faculty and a guest lecturer in the Masters Program in Digital Photography at The School of Visual Arts in New York and The Hallmark Institute of Photography. He has lectured nationwide on photographers', artists' and models' rights on behalf of NAPP, PPA, APA and EP. His sage words have also appeared in his many articles and columns. Ed actually goes to court and tries real cases in front of actual judges and juries. He has appeared before the trial courts of several states and has argued appellate cases at the State and Federal levels and has served as an expert witness retained by other attorneys in photo related matters.