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Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images

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Beginning with the basic laws that govern photography, this legal manual helps photographers understand the basic matters of access and privacy, covering issues such as shooting images on private property, consent, and the photography of public groups. Subjects addressed include the legalities of photographing currency, stamps, securities, trademarks, seals, and insignia; ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Amherst Media, Inc. (first published September 1st 2001)
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Pearse Anderson
Okay, so I only had time to read like 40 pages of this, and it is a reference work, but it is clearly the best photography rights handbook or document I have ever seen. Most other civil rights guides on the subject just are referencing this. So I'm glad I had the third edition (2012 release) and I'm glad I took the time to at least read the first few chapters. I really hope I can get the opportunity to come back to it later, since I was about to slip into private property rights.
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Pearse Anderson
Fuck you Goodreads, I hate your interface. I did not read this four times, I am not currently reading this, I just wrote a review for this book that apparently was scrubbed. It's a good book. Now stop giving me trouble you weird, weird website.
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Nov 27, 2011 Dan rated it liked it
I had a very specific question in mind: if I took a photo in a public space, and the building owners told me I could not use the photo without paying, can I use it? What if I was standing on their lawn, probably slightly off the public space? This book convinced me that whether it was legal or not, it was not worth the hassle.
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Mar 12, 2010 Daisy rated it it was ok
it was okay, pretty interesting. A lot didn't apply to me so I was able to skim over some stuff, but it did teach me a few new things.
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Bert P. Krages II is an attorney who concentrates on intellectual property and environmental law. He is recognized nationally as an advocate of the right to take photographs in public places, having appeared in media such as National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Popular Photography, Shutterbug, and Wired.
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