The word strikes both fear and contempt in the hearts of nearly everyone in the workplace. Whether or not a specific compliance policy is an overreach and a hindrance to an organization is a subjective matter, but non-compliance can be a costly burden to many organizations.
Copyright compliance protects the intellectual property rights of creators, a class of worker that has been almost completely moved to the gig economy in the past 20 years. Without the protection of a corporation behind them, freelance photographers and videographers work hard to get paid for their time and talent, and protecting their copyright is an important tool.
Almost every organization uses some form of photography or videography in their marketing activity, so developing and enforcing a corporate copyright compliance policy is a necessary and important legal protection. Continue Reading