Copyright Law of Photojournalist: Legislation and Practice

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Ivan A. Pankeev

Doctor of Philology, Professor at the Chair of History and Legal Regulation of Domestic Media, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia


Section: Media Law

The article is devoted to the problems of copyright on photo works. The research highlights key legislation provisions regarding photo works, inviolability of commu­nication works, and protection of the person’s image. The article highlights the copy­right problems of Russian online mass media. The author raises questions, which are topical not only for the journalism community, but also for all copyright holders and licensees.

Keywords: copyright, photo, usage of works, right on an image, work for hire