Do you have your camera set to automatically add copyright information to your images? If not, why not? Digital theft is at an all time high and adding copyright data to your images can add another layer of protection in the event of a dispute.
However, it’s important to know the correct way to add the information to give yourself maximum protection – and most people do it wrong. In this video, I’m not just going to show you how to add copyright information to your images, but what you should and should not do. Plus, we’ll talk about the Artist / Photographer / Author field that you find next to most copyright boxes – and the big mistake people make with it.
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Keyboard Note – The keyboard is a little confusing if you need to make edits to your copyright or artist entry. To move the “cursor” around in the entry field (not in the keyboard area), press and hold the “Zoom out” button as you use the multi-selector. To delete characters, you use the actual delete button (next to the viewfinder – the same one used to delete photos).
Deleting Metadata – I’ve also had people ask if someone could just delete metadata – and yes they can.
Keep in mind that US law dictates that the moment you press the shutter you automatically own the copyright to the image. You don’t even need to put a notice. The notice is there to tell people who holds the copyright and to prevent them from pleading ignorance if something would come up. It’s like putting a private property sign up – it simply warns someone that they are on private property and shouldn’t be there. They can take it down, but they are still trespassing.
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