How To Avoid Photo Copyright Fights?

By on Aug, 15 2016 with Comments 2

John Garziglia

John Garziglia

Christopher Sadowski isn’t very happy with a handful of radio stations right now.

That’s because these stations’ websites are accused of publishing copyrighted photos owned by the professional photographer, without Sadowski’s consent.

Among the stations getting unwanted attention from Sadowski’s Long Island, NY-based attorney, Richard Liebowitz, is Townsquare Media Hot AC WJLK-FM “94.3 The Point” in the Monmouth-Ocean, NJ market.

Townsquare could have to fork over thousands of dollars, if it is proven WJLK took a picture from the New York Post’s website and simply plopped it on its own.

John Garziglia, an attorney at Washington, DC communications law firm Womble Carlyle, doesn’t have five steps a radio station can take to prevent such legal foibles from happening.

He just has one.

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About The Author: Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.

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