Copyright Your Work and Support Copyright Alliance
For those—artists of any genre—interested in protecting their work, there is no better organization than the Copyright Alliance. All of our work is protected by a general copyright, but the Copyright Alliance has been working hard to make it easier to register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Back in 1996, I told my office staff that we were going to be registering every image I take with the U.S. Copyright Office. We’ve worked hard to accomplish that goal, though its on ongoing process. I knew that with the magic of the Internet, our work was going to be stolen on a regular basis. I was right. But thankfully, by registering my pictures, I’ve made it much more worthwhile for myself and any attorney I hire to go after the infringers. You can do it too. It’s not that difficult. Protect the work you rightfully own—join the Copyright Alliance and then head over to the U.S. Copyright Office website to start the process of registering your work.
Below is a video by fellow photographer Tony Northrup who had one of his images stolen for which he collected $60,000.
Just for the record, I’ve never been involved in a lawsuit for anything other than my work. I’m definitely not a litigious person, but I do work hard to make a living from the pictures I produce. For whatever reason, people think that anything on the Internet is FREE and available for any use. With that mindset ingrained in our society, thankfully I have a way to protect what is rightfully mine and you can too. Join the Copyright Alliance today so you can find out how to protect what is rightfully yours.