Event Recap: Monthly Meeting with featured speaker Richard P. Leibowitz, Esq and curtain raiser Elisa Decker

6:00 - 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
6:30: Meeting begins

Protecting Your Copyright in the Age of Social Media
Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq.
Leibowitz Law Firm, PLLC

The advent of social media has presented professional photographers with unique challenges and opportunities to protect and promote their work. Copyright law, typically a step behind technological innovations, has been struggling to adapt to this new method of being a photographer in today's interconnected world.

New York copyright attorney Richard Leibowitz will offer insights into the changing legal landscape for photographers. Topics will include how to register your work with the US Copyright Office, the advent of Social Media, DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) protections of copyright management information, as well as preventative and remedial measures all photographers can take to protect their work and monetize their copyrights.

Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq., is a seasoned New York attorney who focuses on intellectual property law related to copyrights and trademarks, at Leibowitz Law Firm, PLLC. He is a 16-year member of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA) and has produced award-winning photojournalism. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hofstra Las School, Richard now helps his fellow artists around the globe resolve their intellectual property infringements and protect their work, on a contingency basis. As a fellow photographer, he understands the challenges presented in today's hi-tech environment and is passionate about helping the creative community. 

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