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Dentist’s failed suit demonstrates a copyright’s bite needs more than teeth

Mark Sableman February 18, 2019
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You can copyright just about any design, right? Not quite. According to the Copyright Office, designs still need some creativity, illustrated by a dentist’s attempts to copyright photos of teeth. READ MORE

Social media photos, once again, are not fair game

Mark Sableman January 29, 2019
Illustration of hand in a phone stopping a man

For those who missed the message five years ago that social media photos aren’t free to use, a new decision has renewed and reinforced that message. The circumstances of the case may make this decision hard to forget or ignore. READ MORE

Copyright Office identifies visual arts copyright problems, solutions

Mark Sableman January 24, 2019
An SLR camera sitting on a laptop computer

A new report from the Copyright Office has shed light on the deficiencies in their own processes: outdated and complicated resources are making it harder for visual artists to copyright their work, leaving them vulnerable to online infringement. READ MORE

Mark Sableman speaks at Photography Hall of Fame

Mark Sableman August 14, 2018
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On the topic "Copyright and Photography: What you should know," Mark discussed notable photography copyright cases and their impact on copyright law. READ MORE