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So you’re a photographer. You capture the world around you and bring incredible stories to life.
You’re collaborative, often working informally with a team of content owners, journalists and other photographers. Sometimes you draw up contacts as part of business, but sometimes you just focus on your work. Which is fine until one of your clients refues to pay but uses your photos anyway, or a client tells you that you can't reuse a photo you own.
You often shoot out in public and you wonder if there’s a problem with taking pictures of people in crowds. And what about the "In & Out" trademarked logo that happens to be in the background? Could that be a problem?
You might even be a remix photographer, taking existing content as well as your own and putting together something completely new and different. Or at least you think it’s new and different, but the DMCA takedown notice in your in-box seems to say otherwise. And you’re not entirely sure what to do with that takedown notice. You also wonder if maybe there is some content online you could use and only need to say where you got it from, now that would make your life so much easier. Maybe you’re even wondering if it was feasible to get a license.
That’s why New Media Rights provides free, reduced fee and competitive fee legal services. If you’re a photographer we can help with the following issues.
- Counseling on copyright, Creative Commons licensing, fair use and trademark issues.
- Respond to a DMCA takedown notice or cease and desist letters.
- Respond to other unfair content takedowns, access limitations, and account terminations.
- Help writing DMCA takedown notices and enforcement of copyrighted works.
Now that you know how New Media Rights can help you, please feel free to fill in our contact form here.