Look To These People For Copyright Or Divorce Attorneys
There are millions of images on the Internet. Some of them are paintings, others are photographs and even some are computer generated imagery, but what they all have in common is that they are digital images. This means that it is very easy for someone to copy them from one place to another, and that it is also easy to publish them. The problem with publishing any digital photograph you see on the Internet for example, is that the photo was taking by someone else. That photographer could be a professional or a hobbyist, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that the image belongs to him or her. Many bloggers do not understand this, so they keep violating copyright law.
Copyright Law and Copyright Attorneys
A while ago, I got a large contract to shoot some photographs for a relatively large corporation. The barrage of paperwork I had to deal with was so much and very confusing, that I had to get in touch with business and intellectual property Attorneys. As I was in Santa Cruz then, I used a lawyer referral service called the Santa Cruz Law HQ, www.santacruzlawhq.com. They came highly recommended, and are known for getting anyone into contact with the very best family or divorce attorneys, business and real estate attorneys, e.t.c. Although I had been involved with photography for such a long while, it was at that period that I cam to understand the legal aspects of the photography business, intellectual property law and copyright infringement law suits.
The Creative Commons License
In order for a blogger, for example, to use any photo he sees on the Internet in his blog-post, he normally has to get permission from the copyright owner of the image. This permission can be given for free, or they may come at a charge, this is intellectual property law. It was made this way, so that creative people can find ways to earn income professionally through their creativity in any society. There are people on the other hand, explained my attorney, who do not need income from their intellectual properties. Such people can be gainfully employed elsewhere, or they may be hobbyists, or whatever. The point is that they publish their works free of any copyright protection whatsoever. They put their work out into the world with a permission to anyone interested to use their works in whatever way they may wish, free of charge.
There are many types of licenses that can be used to grant free permissions for a work of art, but the most popular is the Creative Commons License. Works published under the Creative Commons can normally be re-used free of charge, although there are different CC licenses with minor differences. Apart from getting legal counsel back then, this knowledge about image copyright law was one of the greatest benefits that I gained from the very knowledgeable attorney that I hired through the Santa Cruz Law HQ.
There is also something known as the ‘fair use‘ policy, which allows bloggers to use even copyrighted work without permission, as long as it is not overdone. The simple truth is that if you will be working professionally with images, then you should better get a good understanding of digital images and copyright law.