Just came across this video from Corporate Counsel Lisa Willmer on how to protect your work. Definitely worth watching:
What’s noteworthy about this? Clever way on how Getty uses this to promote all their services and outlets such as Flickr. Also it’s clearly scripted and feels a little bit too much read for my taste. But I’m nitpicking. Aside from that it’s good information and I like to hear about other photographers and look at work I haven’t seen. In addition it’s great to see what the big guys do to protect photography rights and contribute to the photographic community. At the end of the video is a direct link to Getty’s website and you may download their Copyright 101 guide or simply click right here.
You also may keep this video and show it to clients when they moan about how ‘expensive’ your images are.
While this video point out the importance of protecting photographers’ work, it disappointingly does not offer advice on just how to do so (registration, watermarking, etc.) or what steps to take to aggressively pursue offenders.
Note from Beate: Yes I know but if you download the Copyright 101 as I suggested you’ll have all the additional resources that will teach you how to register. In addition there is an enormous amount of information in the guide.