Understanding Copyright & Building a Copyright-Centered Workflow – April 25, 2015

Copyright symbol illustrationShould you register your copyrights?  What is a copyright anyway?  Should you really be worried about people stealing your images on the Internet?  How has the legal landscape for photographers changed with the emergence of Internet photo sharing?  How do you protect your images while still “getting your work out there?”

In this information-packed seminar, photographer and copyright lawyer Chris Reed will answer these questions and more, helping you build best practices for copyright registration and management into your existing image processing workflows. Part legal tutorial, part software tutorial, this seminar will help you understand essential copyright concepts that apply to you and your business, and teach you how to maximize your rights without sacrificing exposure. REGISTER NOW.


Saturday April 25th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
doors open at 10:15 for networking and light refreshments

Blankspaces DTLA, 529 S. Broadway, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Schulte United Building AKA the Broadway Arts Tower – http://www.529artstower.com/ – On Broadway between 5th and 6th Streets, The Broadway Arts Tower is at the intersection of the Historic Core and Historic Broadway Theatre Districts. Entrances to building are on Broadway and Lindley Place. It is steps from the Pershing Square Metro connecting you to the Red & Purple lines. Plenty of parking in the area. For locations and rates of parking lots, try the website www.parkme.com.


ASPP Members: Free
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ASMP / APA Members: $10.00


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Chris Reed

About Our Speaker: Christopher S. Reed is a lawyer and a photographer based in Los Angeles.  On the legal front, Chris specializes in copyright and entertainment law; photographically, he focuses largely on landscape and travel photography. Most recently, Chris served as senior adviser for policy and special projects at the U.S. Copyright Office.  In that capacity he advised the Register of Copyrights on a variety of issues relating to copyright law and policy, technology, and the Office’s registration and recordation systems.  Prior to his work at the Copyright Office, Chris served as and attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked principally on matters relating to the media and entertainment industries. He received his B.S. in economics from Lehigh University, a law degree and an LL.M. in intellectual property from the University of New Hampshire School of Law where he also served as editor-in-chief of IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, and where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching an advanced copyright policy course.  After graduation, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Steven J. McAuliffe, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Chris is a member of a number of legal and photography associations, including the Copyright Society of the United States and the American Society of Media Photographers.  He serves on ASPP’s Board of Trustees.

image of Chris Reed's book coverChris recently published an authoritative book titled  Copyright Workflow for Photographers, which provides thorough how-to copyright registration instructions–including electronic registrations. Here’s where to find out more about the book, and, where to order the book right now.

Chris’s personal website is www.csreed.com.


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Learn about the many benefits of being an ASPP member. To get free admission to this event, PLUS a savings of $25 off the regular annual ASPP membership rate of $125, register now and choose the ticket called “ASPP Membership”.  If you’re not a member or your membership has lapsed, this is a perfect time to get a discount on a membership and attend the event for free. See the special “ASPP Membership” ticket.

The West Coast Chapter of the ASPP serves the Western part of the US from bases in Los Angeles and Seattle. We are always looking for new members and welcome fresh ideas and requests for programs and events. Please feel free to email us at aspp-west@aspp.com

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ASPP West Chapter Board
Chris DiNenna, Co-President Los Angeles
Tom Wear, Co-President Seattle