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Best Business Practices for Photographers, Third Edition, 3rd Edition by John Harrington

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Chapter 33

The Realities of an Infringement: Copyrights and Federal Court

As noted in Chapter 31, copyright infringement is not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. Knowing this—like knowing, say, that you will likely have your home broken into at some point—allows you to plan for this eventuality. Photographers covering a football game will, in addition to their long lenses on monopods, also wear (usually around their neck and at the ready) a body and a wide lens, planning on the likelihood that a pass will come their way and they’ll want the shot. We carry more than one memory card in case we need it, and we have numerous other solutions that mean protection from the unknown eventuality. That said, you’ll want to be prepared for what you ...

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