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SmallBusiness.com Guide to Marketing With Photos
August 1, 2017 SmallBusiness.com
by SmallBusiness.com in LegalPhotography
Is it Legal to Post a Copyrighted Photo on a Social Media Network? | 2017

A roundup of copyright policies on some of the most-used social media networks.

“Find out how to manage your rights on YouTube and learn more about respecting the rights of others.”


Supplementary Copyright Registration

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Copyright Office (a part of the Library of Congress) implemented an online application requirement for supplementary registration. This adds more protection to copyright holders by allowing them the ability to update or clarify copyright information related to a specific creative work. The supplementary registration application may be accessed through the office’s online registration system.


Links to additional resources and information regarding copyright

Copyright.gov | Frequently asked questions about copyright

The U.S. Copyright Office is responsible for administering a complex and dynamic set of laws, which include registration, the recordation of title and licenses, a number of statutory licensing provisions, and other aspects of the 1976 Copyright Act and the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Electronic Frontier Foundation |Legal Guide for Bloggers

The Bloggers Guide to Intellectual Property is a list of frequently asked questions regarding issues that arise when you publish material created by others on your blog.

Berkman Klein Center | Lumen 

Lumen is an independent 3rd party research project studying cease and desist letters concerning online content. Its goals are to educate the public, to facilitate research about the different kinds of complaints and requests for removal–both legitimate and questionable–that are being sent to internet publishers and service providers, and to provide as much transparency as possible about the “ecology” of such notices, in terms of who is sending them and why, and to what effect.

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More Examples of Public Domain Stock Photos | 2017

Another example of photographers making a portion of their work free to help them reach a broader audience for their commercial work.

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How to Create a Tiny Do it Yourself Photography Studio to Make Your Product Photos Pop

Using these free or inexpensive DIY lighting techniques can add value to the products you promote online.

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5 Tips for Taking Great People Photos

Relax and have fun for the best people pictures.

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GoPro Slashes Price to $200 on Hero4 Session, Its Smallest Performance Camera

Less than six months after launching the Hero4 Session for $400, GoPro has slashed the super-small performance camera’s price to $200.

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How to Get Started Using Google Photos (June, 2015)

Google wants its new Google Photos to change the way you file, store, organize and share your digital photos and video.

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Flickr Now Offers Even More Options for Legal-to-Use Photography

Flickr has added a public domain designation its users can select to grant permission for legal-to-use photography.

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Amazing Smartphone Camera Tricks to Help Your Small Business Photo Marketing

The technology now packed into iPhones and Android phones make them capable of capturing high-quality images in all sorts of conditions and situations for use in your photo marketing.

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A New Wave of Free Alternatives to Traditional Stock Photo Agencies

A new wave of photography websites are using free stock photos as a loss leader for publicity.

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Tips for Improving Your Profile Picture (and Why You Need the Tips)

A high quality profile picture in your professional social media increases your marketability while serving as a key identifier to your personal brand.

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SmallBusiness.com’s Guide to Purchasing a Digital Camera

Smartphones can’t do everything. If you care about your business’ image get a digital camera. Here’s a guide to purchasing one for your small business.