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The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, 2nd Edition by Vik Orenstein

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CHAPTER 18:

LAWYER JOKES: LEGAL ISSUES

It's fun to make jokes about lawyers — until you need one. Then the fun is over. The fact is that a good lawyer is like a good friend: You tend to take her for granted until you really need her.

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A nature image by Jim Miotke.

COPYRIGHT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

“The entire premise of copyright law is that if you don't give artists protection, they will have no incentive to create,” says business attorney Janet Boche-Krause. “Unfortunately, there is more copyright infringement going on now than ever before. The new digital technology just makes it so easy to copy that users don't stop to think, ‘Oh, is this ...

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