Ed and Jack's Book on Copyright for Photographers is Here! I finally got a chance to sit down with "Photographer's Survival Manual: A legal guide for Artists in the Digital Age," the new book from Copyright and Intellectual Property Attorney Ed Greenberg, and Photographer's Rights advocate Jack Reznicki, and I gotta tell ya---these guys hit it out of the park!!!!! You guys probably remember my interviews with Ed that I ran here on the blog last year (here's the link), and I know a lot of you have packed Ed and Jack's classes, or watched their highly acclaimed online classes on KelbyTraining.com, and so you know these two are the real deal---incredibly insightful and entertaining, and packed full of info, and their book puts everything in black and white in a way only they can. If you're serious about protecting your work, you must…
Hi, Jack and Ed here. Seeing that there were a bunch of questions and comments from our Photoshop TV interviews in the last two weeks, we both thought we'd answer and clarify some of questions and comments. We'll be going into more depth to some of these questions in our two Photoshop World sessions in Las Vegas. And we'll also answer some in our upcoming column in PhotoshopUser Magazine.
As far as the paper VA form, it is being phased out. Bummer. It's easier than the online registration, in Jack's opinion. If you have any VA short forms you can still use them or you can still request them to be mailed to you from the copyright office. Jack keeps a blank VA PDF form on his computer. But you can no longer download the VA form from the Copyright Office site (www.copyright.gov). The Copyright office will still process VA forms, but the Copyright Office is no longer making the VA forms easily available in an effort to encourage online filing.
The eCO (Electronic Copyright Office) system, as the Copyright Office calls their online registration system, is improved and better than the first beta version used. But there is still have a problem with the number of files you can register if you are registering a very large number of files, as Jack usually does. Recently he registered 3,093 small compression JPEG files, that are compressed even more into a zip file, and they still total about 158mb. Jack's upload rate and their pipe in, was going to take 39 minutes according to the timer. There is a time limit of