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Copyright, Trademark, and Intellectual Property for Photographers

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Whether you photograph weddings, capture senior portraits, or shoot high-fashion images, understanding key concepts like intellectual property, copyright, and trademarks is an essential part of succeeding a working photographer.

Join Rachel Rodgers to explore the core concepts of intellectual property that every photographer should know. You’ll learn when and why you need model releases. You’ll also learn how to create client service agreements that protect your best interests. Rachel will also guide you through common infringement issues many photographers face.

The skills you learn in this course will enable to you to be your own best advocate, and both defend and profit from your images.


  • Intro to Advanced IP for Photographers
  • Looking Through the Lens of IP
  • Protecting Your IP
  • Client Service Agreements
  • Grant of Rights and Copyrights
  • The 5 Rights of Copyright
  • Guarantee and Cancellation Clauses
  • Boilerplate Clauses
  • Lessons Learned: Christa Meola
  • Copyright Registration
  • Works for Hire
  • How-to: Copyright Registration
  • Ways to Prevent Photo Theft
  • Ways to Handle Copyright Infringers
  • When It's Not Infringment

Taught by

Rachel Rodgers

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