As the year draws to a close, we want to remind photographers in particular about group registration of published photographs. Ideally, your work is best protected when it’s registered with the Copyright Office before it leaves the studio. But deadlines and schedules being what they are, we know that registration often slips through the cracks.Continue reading “Did You Publish Photographs in 2023?”
Suppose you come across one of your images on a news site, blog, or promotional site– a common occurrence for many creators. You’re certain that you didn’t give permission to use the image, but when you contact the site owner about the use, they tell you it isn’t on their website. But of course, itContinue reading “The “Server Test” – A Shell Game in Copyright Law”
Making copyright management part of your workflow just got easier. RightsClick is designed to help independent creators quickly and easily protect and enforce their copyrights. That begins with registration with the U.S. Copyright Office. With the new RightsClick plugin for the Capture One photo editing software, it is now even easier to make copyright registrationContinue reading “Now Integrated with Capture One”
Aurélie Graillot is a photographer and visual artist who produces stunning images for high-end brands. She wrote us this wonderful note. Visit the Aurélie Graillot Studio website. Dear Steve & David: I can’t thank RightsClick enough for opening my eyes to the importance of registering my creative works with the Copyright Office. Before discovering theirContinue reading “Artist Aurélie Graillot Calls RightsClick a Game Changer”
It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes the Copyright Office will reject a registration application for a particular work (Title). In most cases, when the registration specialist detects an administrative error, he or she will usually email the applicant directly and try to clear up any confusion. If you submitted a registration through RightsClick, andContinue reading “What If the Copyright Office Rejects a Registration Application?”
You may have seen some headlines recently announcing that the “deposit requirement” at the U.S. Copyright Office was held to be unconstitutional by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Because this announcement could be misunderstood by creators looking to register their work(s) with the Office, we wanted to clarify the nature of this decision, butContinue reading “The Valancourt Books Decision and Deposit Copies”
When you want to register a visual work like a sculpture, painting, or jewelry, you may — and often should — send several photographs of the work to the U.S. Copyright Office as your registration deposit copy. You can combine the images on a single PDF document to submit, or if you want to simplyContinue reading “Use Multiple Photos to Register a Single Work”
Co-founder David Newhoff and Pilar Alessandra, script consultant at On The Page, discuss copyright registration and other IP topics for screenwriters in this episode of On The Page Podcast.
In mid-October the Artistic Recognition for Talented Students Act – or “ARTS Act” – was signed into law. You may be wondering what this new law does and whether it helps you? Odds are, the ARTS Act does not apply to you. But it’s still a nice idea and we want to let people knowContinue reading “What is the ARTS Act?”
Thanks to Copyright Alliance for hosting this webinar to talk about the ways RightsClick helps you take control of your copyrights. And without disrupting your real work!