Beware ‘Copyright Grabs’

Photographer Chiz Dakin (Peak Images) asked me to warn other photographers about the problem of ‘copyright grabs’.

Chiz is concerned about the trend for businesses, particularly large corporations, to “grab copyright in any image they can get their hands on”, as she puts it.

This practice is a hazard for photographers who don’t carefully read the small print in contracts with clients.
It can also apply to competitions.

So the advice from Chiz is: make sure you read the small print to ensure you don’t lose your intellectual property rights in your images!

See also:
Protecting – and profiting from – your IP
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