Education And Information Are Key

There has never been a time like this with social, mobile, cloud and other web-based technologies that are changing so quickly.

Part of our association's mission…

is to ensure that our members are kept current on all the legal challenges associated in managing digital assets in the era of online media. It has never been more important for sellers to be well informed about the subjects of copyright, licensed and unlicensed images, and orphan works.

Since ignorance is no excuse when using a copyrighted image without the proper consent, understanding copyright is essential for anyone buying or selling media. DMLA is continually working to provide the creative community with essential information in regards to copyright and the "fair use" doctrine.

It is also essential to have all the latest forms and documents for running your business so that you avoid any legal pitfalls that you can. These are all monitored by DMLA's legal counsel and updated constantly to meet the changing internet landscape.

Our education services

1Legal Education Videos
Our Legal Education Videos Section contains a series of educational presentations on important legal subjects recorded by Nancy Wolff, DMLA Counsel.

2Education for Real Estate Photographers
Forms and information specific to the Real Estate Industry to help protect your copyright. Sign in to our Legal Documents section to view a license witten specifically for Real Estate photographers that addresses the important points essential for doing business today.

3Legal Forms and Agreements
Continually updated, our legal forms and agreements are helpful templates to meet your legal needs.

4How to Register Images
This covers the registration of photos: the history of registration, reasons to register, owner's rights, how to register different types of works, what a registration covers, and protecting your registered works.

5Editorial Relations Toolkit
A guide to reviewing license requests, researching usage and addressing questions pertaining to the request.