Our Copyright Lawyers Hels Photographers Protect Their Rights With Licensing Agreements
As a professional photographer, you understand the importance of granting licenses to others in exchange for appropriate compensation. Licensing agreements ensure that you get paid and maintain control over how, when, and where your photographs get used.
Licensing agreements are an essential part of any successful photography business.
You should not leave the terms of your licensing agreements to chance. Despite US Copyright Laws, which grant exclusive rights to photographers, there are few ways to control where your photographs end up. With today’s technology, it has become easy for people to share, print, and even profit from, images without ever acquiring permission or paying the professionals who work hard to capture them.
Our copyright lawyers work with photographers to create iron-clad licensing agreements. We aim to ensure that license agreements reflect any restrictions photographers wish to place on using their images and provide appropriate compensation for their hard work. Remember, you get to decide how your pictures will get used and for how long. You get to determine what they are worth. If you want to protect your legal rights, be sure to seek representation from our copyright lawyers who always have the best interests of photographers in mind.
What Should Photographers Consider When Consulting Our Copyright Lawyers About Licensing Agreements?
If you are a photographer seeking to earn money from your pictures, there are some things you might want to consider when consulting with copyright lawyers licensing agreements. You might want to explore different terms for some images instead of others, or for individuals and corporations. Ask yourself some questions:
- Do I want people to be able to use this image for commercial purposes?
- Do I want people to be able to use this image for limited commercial purposes?
- Do I want to grant an exclusive license for this image? Should I?
- Do I want this to be a “one-time-use” license?
- Do I want this to be a non-commercial only license?
- Do I want this to be a license with a time-limit?
- Do I want credit for the image when it gets used?
- What price is fair? Does it matter if the user is a big corporation?
- Should the license charge a flat fee? Should I get money each time the person uses my image?
- Should I charge on a sliding scale of some kind?
The answers to these questions may differ depending on whether your business is just getting off the ground or you are an established photographer. The answer may also change according to the type of photographer you are- photojournalist, historian, paparazzi, personal photographer, or a freelance photographer.
Photographers Call Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC for Help With Licensing Agreements
Call us today to enforce your copyrights. You can reach our copyright lawyers representing photographers at 800-778-1660.