The Nuts and Bolts of Image Licensing: A One-Hour Primer

When: January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST - This event has passed

Please join us for a lively discussion on the mechanics of image licensing presented by Nancy E. Wolff, a Partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard. If image licensing has always been confusing to you, this discussion should provide the keys to unlock your understanding.

Image licensing has become an essential element to any copyright practice as the use of images has become prevalent in almost all mediums. For anyone with clients using images online, in films or in books, this will become a necessary part of your practice. This discussion will explain the basics of the laws surrounding the use of images as well as outline the practicalities of licensing images for various uses. This panel will help you avoid the many risks and pitfalls of failing to properly license images.

Registration Deadline: January 22

Nancy E. WolffNancy E. Wolff is an attorney whose practice has emphasized media licensing transactions for more than three decades. She is the author of the Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook (Allsworth Press) and has been named the “Picture Professional of the Year” by American Society of Picture Professionals (2007). In addition to all of her professional awards, Ms. Wolff also volunteers her time to act as the legal advisor to the Young Photographers Alliance. She is the Vice President of the Copyright Society of the USA.

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New York Chapter Brown Bag Lunches are informal discussions on a range of copyright topics. Brown Bag Lunches are intimate and casual with ample opportunity for audience participation. In true brown-bag spirit, no food or drinks will be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own. The admission fee is kept modest to encourage attendance by new or solo practitioners and law students, but all are welcome!

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