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ASPP / PACA Copyright Seminar
Culver City CA, Saturday, April 4, 2009, 9:00 am – 12 noon

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Why you should do this: If you can you must go. Nancy Wolff is not just one of the most respected and nicest attorneys but this topic is her specialty. Nancy and I have worked together and I endorse her 100%. This seminar is for all photographers who need to get up to speed about everything copyright.

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As a special to Photosecrets readers the ASPP is offering two specials:

– Join the ASPP (membership is $125) that night and get in for free. Just ask for Michael Masterson.

– Mention Photosecrets and get a discount right away. Instead of $25 invest only $20 and believe me that is a BARGAIN.

Copyright/Copywrong in Image Licensing”

Are you a photographer, photo editor, art buyer, art director or designer? Do you sell or license imagery? If so, this is a must-attend event. Nancy E. Wolff, counsel to PACA and an expert in the area of image licensing and the law, will present “Copyright/Copywrong in Image Licensing” followed by a Q&A. As a leading authority on copyright, Ms. Wolff examines actual case studies and explains the sometimes complex issues in terms that everyone can understand. The presentation will address:

  • the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • fair use
  • what copyright protects and for how long
  • what is an infringement
  • how the Copyright Act can be used to remove infringing works from the Internet
  • when you need additional permissions and why

The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) is proud to join the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) and the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in bringing Nancy Wolff to Los Angeles for this extraordinary opportunity to learn about the complexities of copyright from an expert in the field. Come armed with questions! Door prizes, including autographed copies of Ms. Wolff’s book, generously provided by the CCC.

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009

9:00 – 9:30 Continental breakfast and networking

9:30 – 11:30 Presentation by Nancy Wolff

11:30 – 12:00 Q & A

12:00 Door prize drawing

Where: 3619 Eastham Studio, 3619 Eastham Drive, Culver City, CA 90232

For directions, please go to There is ample street parking adjacent to the studio.

Cost: ASPP & PACA Members – $15

New ASPP Members – Free

APA, ASMP, AIGA, IDA, Doculink Members – $20

Non-Members – $25

Students – $10

RSVP: Because of limited space, you MUST reserve in advance to attend this event. Please RSVP asap to Michael Masterson at

About Nancy E. Wolff

Nancy E. Wolff is a partner at the entertainment law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, located in NY with a satellite west coast office. She practices primarily in intellectual property and media law. Clients include trade associations PACA and PLUS, Inc., stock imagery libraries, photographers, authors, illustrators, designers, publishers and digital media companies. She counsels clients in copyright, trademarks, licensing and other contracts, rights of publicity and privacy, and libel. In addition to transactional work, she represents clients in state and federal court civil actions and in arbitrations/mediations. Nancy is a member and Assistant Treasurer of the Copyright Society USA, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section on Visual Arts, and was named ASPP’s Picture Professional of the Year for 2007. In 2007, Allworth Press and PACA co-published her book “The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook.”

About the Picture Archive Council of America

The Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), is a North American trade association representing the interests of the image licensing industry.

About the Copyright Clearance Center

The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is the world’s largest provider of copyright licensing solutions. Ozmo, the CCC’s new web based service, makes it easy for independent content creators to license the use of their work for commercial purposes and for content buyers to tap into the wealth of user generated content found online.

PICTUREHOUSE / PACA Copyright Seminar
Picturehouse, Chicago, Apr 16, 2009, 10-12 noon

“Copyright/Copywrong in Image Licensing” This is essentially a repeat of the above seminar with Nancy Wolff.  It is free, but open only to the attendees at Picturehouse, Chicago.

This fun event for professional image buyers, researchers and creatives will be held once again at the River East Center, April 16th, from 12pm to 7pm, with beer and wine served from 5pm to 7pm.  Come and meet your colleagues and discover new resources.  To register, go to .

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