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Legal Issues in Photography

February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Location: Online

You can’t afford to ignore the legal issues in the photography field!

This workshop will provide an overview of the types of legal issues encountered by photographers including contracts, copyright protection and enforcement, the right of privacy, and the use of social media platforms. We will also discuss major considerations that photographers face when hired for a project, and provide helpful tips on preemptive steps photographers can take in protecting their works and enforcing their rights.

In addition to photographers – visual artists, artistic directors, photo editors, photo agencies, and photo studios will also benefit from attending this course.

Tatsuya Adachi

This program will be taught by VLA Associate Board Member Tatsuya Adachi, Esq. A Senior Associate at Leichtman Law PLLC, Tatsuya handles cases involving copyright, trademark, unfair competition, patent, trade secret, breach of contract, and business torts.  He also handles IP licensing and transactional entertainment matters. Tatsuya is a former singer himself, and he has a unique understanding of the motivations and creative and business goals of artists and creators of all disciplines. His goal is to help these individuals execute their dream projects and protect their intellectual property rights.

$25 Full-Time Student (student must present proof of full-time status with registration)
$25 Artists Over Sixty
$35 Arts Professional VLA Member
$55 Arts Professional Non-Member
$85 Legal Professional VLA Member
$110 Legal Professional Non-Member
$55 Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members

All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor. Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. For artists and attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at or 212.319.2787 x 10.

Photo by Alexander Naglestad on Unsplash


February 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
(212) 319 - 2787
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