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Copyright for Photographers: Best Practice in Managing Use Rights

Code: SDCPP004

Presenter: Deryck van Steenderen

Venue: Classroom 2


his course is run twice during the week

Group 2: Wednesday April 10, 2013

Group 1: Thursday April 11, 2013

Duration: Half day, afternoon sessions

Style: Lecture and workshop

Participants: 30

Prerequisite: None

Cost: R995 (ex VAT)

Copyright is an important concept for ensuring the safeguarding of the ownership of creative expression. It is the legal foundation upon with the photographic industry is built. Deryck van Steenderen is a professional photographer and Member of the Association of Photographers (AOP – UK). He is a sessional lecturer at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and speaks frequently on the topic of copyright. Deryck is passionate about promoting the financial viability and sustainability of photography as a career in South Africa and focuses on educating photographers in good professional practice and intellectual property basics.

What content will be covered?

The class covers the basics of South African intellectual property law, specifically Copyright, efficient legal paperwork for photographers, Base Usage Rates (BUR) and License for Use.

What will I gain?

At the of the class you should understand the workings of the Copyright Act, it’s relevance to photography and how to use it to your benefit through good paperwork. You should also understand the value of clearly defining a BUR and License for Use of images you are commissioned to produce.

“Deryck is great to have as part of our team in the photographic department here at the Academy. He takes initiative and comes up with solutions when we need them. He rev’s up our students by injecting them with useful camera and lighting skills as well as sharing his own experiences in the field. I dig working with this guy, he’s straight to the point and fun to have around.” Jackie Murray, Head of Photography, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography
“Deryck is one of the most principled people I have ever encountered. Living proof that the mended cup is the stronger, his allies can be absolutely certain that Deryck understands the value of loyalty and the uncompromising nature of integrity. It means a great deal to me to have a steady beacon close by when I venture into uncharted waters.” Tess Fairweather, Chairperson of SAFREA 2008 – 2009
“Deryck is a talented photographer and is constantly pushing the boundaries with his entrepreneurial spirit. He is constantly growing and developing and does everything with professionalism and integrity. An eye for design, no project he tackles lacks in aesthetic appeal. I highly recommend him.” Cristal Smith, Art Director, Justified Design


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