Copyright & Law

How (And Why) To Make Copyright Registration Part Of Your Workflow

October 12, 2015

By David Walker

Courtesy of Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco uses a file naming system that not only keeps his archives organized, but makes his images easy to track in the event of infringement. 

The most effective way to protect your images against rampant theft is to register your copyrights. “If you don’t register your copyrights, you’re perpetually a victim” because you have no leverage to make infringers pay, says photographer Michael Grecco. Registration before an infringement occurs gives you leverage, he explains, because it makes you eligible for statutory damages (ranging up to...

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