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Contracts, Releases, and Rights, Oh My!

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Join us on Thursday 9/25 for a business program that no photographer can afford to miss! NOTE: Registration via Eventbrite ( is required, as seating is limited. There is a cost for this event - our speaker is an Attorney specializing in Copyright and Intellectual Property law.

With all the recent emphasis on copyright and how it affects your photography business, some of the other important legal issues can get lost. Those other issues can be as scary as the unknown beasts in the woods. Join us on September 25, 2014 when attorney Leslie Burns will present an illuminating look at contracts, releases, and copyright (but with a twist) and how they affect your business. Leslie will explain what you need to know about recent cases that may make you change your releases because of a possible shift in the rights of your subjects; what to look for and negotiate in contracts today; and she’ll spend a little time on some aspects of copyright that don’t usually get discussed--like how community property applies and what happens to your copyrights when you die. As always, Leslie will speak in plain English, leaving the legalese for the courtroom. Plus, there will be plenty of time for questions so make sure to come prepared with a notebook to follow along. Bonus: there will be a free pdf with her notes made available after her talk.

Leslie Burns has been an attorney with ( since becoming a member of the California Bar in 2011. She is also a marketing consultant to photographers, doing business as ( since 1999.

We will host a Networking Hour beginning at 6pm with the program at 7pm. This event will be hosted by Forever Young Parties & Events at 8250 Camino Santa Fe, Suite F, San Diego CA 92121. Light food and beverages will be provided, along with raffle prizes from our sponsors!
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES OUT 24 HRS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. At-the-door tickets will be $30, so save some $$$ and pre-register! Register at: