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Photography and the Law

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Leica Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
  • 37


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Photography and the Law

With Paul Menes, Esq.

The legal issues affecting photographs and the photographers who take them are different than for other types of original works. The growth of social media, paparazzi, and "entertainment news" sites, television shows, and magazines has raised additional issues about photos that people shoot and how they can be used. This workshop will provide a primer on the various legal issues involved with photos and how these issues differ based on how photos are used. Topics will include: the rights of copyright that apply to photos; who owns a photo - the photographer, the person or company that commissioned it, or the subject of the photo; when "fair use" can apply to how a photo is exploited; the types of contracts that generally cover the taking and use of photos; how California's rights of publicity laws affect photos of celebrities and public figures.


Paul Menes, Esq. is the founder of Menes P.C. He practices entertainment, digital media and branding law, using a macro, business-oriented perspective in representing clients in North America, Japan, Asia and Europe on varied entertainment business, technologies, trademark and related matters involving all manner of content in traditional media, mobile and online. Mr. Menes is AV-rated (preeminent) and has been repeatedly profiled in Who's Who in American Law. He has spoken at, been interviewed or written for: Entertainment Law and Finance; L.A. Times; Associated Press; Digital Music News; Daily Journal; L.A.Lawyer; South by Southwest; International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; California Copyright Conference; Digital L.A.; National Association of Record Business Professionals; the UCLA, USC, and Loyola Law School Music Business Seminars; and UCLA Extension, among others.

Parking: Limited complimentary attendant parking; additional metered street parking.

These workshops are made possible, in part, from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; The City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; and the California Community Foundation.  Additional support provided by the California Arts Council. 

Special thanks to Leica Gallery for hosting this program with light refreshments. 



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