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This step-by-step guide gives you a concise history of copyright and tells the how and why of registering your images with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Read this guide to learn the differences in commercial, editorial and retail photography, the basics of copyright and licensing and how to determine what to charge.
Find out when and why you need model and property releases. This tutorial includes tips on dealing with trademarks and sample forms.
This section gives an overview of the importance of proper paperwork for your business. See samples of estimate, confirmation, change order, delivery, terms & conditions, and invoice forms.
This review of the worst editorial contract on the market outlines the language to look for and offers some alternative language suggestions.
Victor Perlman, ASMP Legal Counsel, answers the questions most commonly asked on business and legal issues related to photography.
What photographers need to know about trademark.
Use this directory to contact the appropriate staff person for your inquiry.