Picture Archive Councel of America
Copyright Education - Introduction

Understanding copyright is essential for anyone buying or selling photography. Since ignorance is no excuse when using a copyrighted image without the proper consent, PACA is working diligently to provide the creative community with essential information in regards to copyright and the “fair use” doctrine. It is our hope that this section of our website will be used by buyers, sellers and educators to help spread the word about protecting the rights of the creator through copyright, particularly now in light of new technologies and laws that challenge the long-standing interpretations. We encourage you to download our Copyright Education PowerPoint presentation and the Copyright Commandments for use in classrooms and businesses. Please contact the PACA office at execdirector@pacaoffice.org if you have any questions or are in need of further information.