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Copyright for Photographers

Event info

The RPS has had a long-standing interest in copyright as it affects photographers back to the mid-nineteenth century. In today's digital world where it is so easy to copy, share and alter images across multiple channels, it is more important than ever that photographers manage their work.  

Navigating copyright can be confusing, so it’s important to know your rights and understand how to protect your work. In this introductory talk, DACS will demystify copyright, enabling you to make it work for you and your career. They will also help you to understand how you can generate income from licensing and royalty schemes.

Designed for photographers, you will:

  • Learn how to protect your rights in a range of scenarios – including when working in collaboration
  • Learn how to earn from licensing and other royalty schemes
  • Develop an understanding of copyright, and gain the confidence to apply this to your art career

If you have a question in mind for the DACS team, there will be the opportunity within the session. To make sure we address as many queries as possible, you can send your question ahead of the session to 

DACS is with you at every stage of your career, providing practical advice and support for visual artists on everything from signing a contract to what to do if someone has used your work without your permission.

It offers a number of services to support visual artists which can help you earn money that will pay for studio space and materials, supporting you to make new work.

For over 30 years, DACS has campaigned for artists’ rights because they believe in paying artists fairly. Find out more in the Manifesto for Artists.

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This session will be followed by a practical workshop on copyright and photography in the autumn. 

This event is free but requires booking. 

Your Zoom link will be contained in a PDF document sent with your confirmation email and emailed immediately after you have booked.

Event Organiser

Dr Michael Pritchard


Cancellation policy

This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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