8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

By Allen Murabayashi

Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright.

1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, Inc

Key concept: Copyright infringement and registration

Microphotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and other marketing materials.

The court ruled in Leonard’s favor for copyright infringement awarding him …read more

Via: Photoshelter


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