May 29, 2007 - Nancy Wolff, legal counsel to the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) has written “The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook”. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the many legal issues that bear on creating, publishing and licensing still and motion imagery and illustrations.
“This is a must-read for anyone engaged in any aspect of the stock image industry,” said Cathy Aron, Executive Director of PACA. “Her clear writing style makes complex subject matter enjoyable and enlightening to a broad audience.”
Wolff has been a frequent speaker throughout the United States and Europe on copyright, new technology, and licensing. “The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook” represents a compilation of seven years worth of contributions to PACA’s bi-weekly newsletter.
Often citing real life cases, Wolff explains pressing legal matters that photographers and their representatives in PACA may need to face. Key topics include requirements, limits, and enforcement of copyright and trademark; fair use and public domain; first amendment considerations; the law of privacy and publicity, ramifications of publication of images on the Internet, and many more.
For more information about “The Professional Photographer’s Legal Handbook” contact PACA (firstname.lastname@example.org). Allworth Press is publishing this important handbook in conjunction with PACA. A 20% discount off the list price of $24.95 is being offered for books ordered before June 30, 2007.
Nancy E. Wolff is a member of the entertainment law firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Shepherd, where she specializes in intellectual property and new media law. A member and former trustee of the Copyright Society of USA, she was co-chair of the Entertainment Law Committee-New York County Lawyers Association. Wolff is a former adjunct professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
PACA is the trade organization in North America that represents the vital interests of stock agencies and others who license images for commercial reproduction. Founded in 1951, this organization's membership includes over 100 companies in North America and nearly 50 from overseas‹the entire spectrum of businesses and individuals who license pictures professionally, including stock agencies of every size, individual photographers, large corporations and others. For more information visit www.pacaoffice.org.