The DMLA(Digital Media Licensing Association) has traditionally been seen as a trade organization for picture agencies and distributors. Important to note that for a few years now, their programming and offerings are becoming more and more inclusive of the entire visual communications community. Their annual conference in the fall(specifically from October 22 – 24) has expanded programming that is sure to attract and be useful for anyone working in and around the world of licensing, imagery and copyright.
One does not have to wait for the Autumn however. In the DMLA online library, there is a plethora of archived webinars and legal information videos led by industry experts, all there for one’s viewing pleasure and edification. And most all, free of charge.
So grab a cuppa and peruse if you will…http://www.pacaoffice.org/video-library.shtml
A few highlights:
Interested in trends and influencers? Check out the impressive panel of Leslie Hughes, Stephanie Marchesi, Shawn Amos, and Robert Dowling talk about the art of storytelling and story sharing in The Future of Communications
No matter what part of the visual industry one is engaged in, at one time at least, you will have questions about sensitive subject releases. This hour and a bit is worth its weight in gold as legal and industry experts break it down. Sensitive Subject Releases.
Fair Use, Releases, Motions, and a specia presentation on web image search and potential issues everyone needs to be aware of. There is so much information here for the Art Buyer, Photo Editor, Art Producer, Researcher, Student, Photographer and Instructor.
Look around a little more in the library(http://www.pacaoffice.org/education.shtml) for one of the best copyright powerpoint presentations out there. It will make you laugh and definitely school one in some best practices. Curious about Orphan Works and how to search for owners? It iss there too.
Coming up, check out ‘The Movement to Video &Mixed Media Marketing’ on May 17th. Contact Cathy Aron, DMLA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this webinar. Take a minuet to find out more about the DMLA and how the organization can be an invaluable resource.