CAPIC – Copyright – Photographers and Illustrators


What photographers and illustrators should sell – in addition to their time and expertise – are licences to their work, rather than the actual work or images themselves. Thanks to copyright laws, creators are able to license the rights to their work for specific uses. This is like renting a photo or illustration for use in a magazine, in an advertisement, or by an organization. Copyright laws also give photographers and illustrators certain rights that, if enforced, can pay long-term benefits.