Join Carolyn E. Wright for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding options for pursuing an infringement claim, part of Photography and the Law: Understanding Copyright.
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…Okay, so I'm out surfing the web, and I see what I think is one of my images.…I look a little bit closer, sure enough it is.…I've been infringed, what do I do?…Speaker 2: Very first thing is that, you want to make a copy of the infringement.…You want to, make the copy so that you have evidence that you may…need later on, if the infringer denies…that, the infringer used the, the photograph.…And really you need make sure that's an…infringement, because if you are represented by an agency.…Speaker 1: Mm-hm.…Speaker 2: You may not be aware of all of the license uses.…
So, that's, really the first thing, is make sure it's an infringement.…If it is an infringement, make copies of it, and you can do that in.…Speaker 1: And, and is it a screenshot, or.…Speaker 2: Screenshot, right-click>Print it…Speaker 1: Okay.…Speaker 2: Any other ways that you can grab evidence, of the use.…We've had, lot's of clients who, literally have walked into clothing…stores and found, their photographs on T-shirts.…So, a great way to grab the evidence is to buy a copy, buy one of the T-shirts.…
Carolyn Wright is a photographer and attorney who specializes in photographer's rights. She also publishes the popular Photo Attorney blog, where she writes about these issues. In this course, she sits down with Ben Long to discuss what copyright means to photographers and the correct steps to registering and defending their copyrights in the Internet age.