First Quarter is over: Have you registered your photos?

Photofocus (old site)

In the beginning of the year I wrote, “Have You Created Your 2015 Metadata Copyright Preset?” reminding us to update our copyright information for the New Year.  This quick tip made sure we added our copyright information to every photo we imported into Lightroom.  Our next step to protect our images is to register them with the Library of Congress. Lightroom makes this final process just as fast and easy.

I thought my images were already protected?

The moment you capture an image, you automatically own the copyright of the image.  If someone violates that right by using your image without your consent, you can take legal action. However, you need to register your image before a judge will hear the case. Let me stop for a moment and say I’m not a Lawyer, I am a photographer. I received this information over the years from reliable sources…

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