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The copyright of images, techniques, and text of 'Photoshop Restoration & Retouching' and (content, images, design, code) remains with Katrin Eismann or the original copyright holder (as noted throughout the text of the book).

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This book was built around the techniques that I have taught over the years to the numerous students in my digital and creative imaging classes. I hope that this book can help you teach Photoshop as well, and that the examples and images I have provided will help you to learn and demonstrate the concepts and techniques of retouching and restoration. As a teacher, I'm sure you know how much time and work is involved in creating exercises and preparing materials that fulfill all the needs of a classroom. I ask now that you respect my work, and that of the many other professionals whose work I've featured in this book, by not photocopying pages of the book, distributing any of the images from the Web site, or otherwise reproducing the information, even if paraphrased, without proper attribution and permission. Of course, if each student owns a copy of the book then they can freely download and use the images from the website and in the classroom. For information about educational sales of this book, please contact Judi Wade at Que Publishing,

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United States Copyright Office of The Library of Congress

Cornell University Law Library Focusing on Copyright Law, Issues, and Links

Copyright Crash Course

Professional Organizations

Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working in the public interest to protect fundamental civil liberties, including privacy and freedom of expression in the arena of computers and the Internet. EFF was founded in 1990, and is based in San Francisco, California, with a satellite office in Washington, DC.

PACA - The Picture Agency Council of America

    From the PACA website "Know Your Responsibilities"

    1. When its created, it’s copyrighted. Use the copyright notice.
    2. The photographer or his agent has the exclusive right to exploit the copyright in each image. That right is for the life of the photographer plus 70 years.
    3. Permission to use a copyrighted photograph for any purpose whatsoever must be obtained in advance in writing to avoid possible violation of the federal law on copyright.
    4. Any unauthorized use constitutes an infringement.
    5. Penalties for infringement are monetary and can be severe.
    6. Combining, altering or scanning photographs or any part thereof, including electronically, is an exclusive right held by the photographer and permission to combine or alter should be obtained in writing prior to any such changes or uses.
    7. Exceeding the terms of a license has been held to be an infringement. A new license is required prior to additional use.
    8. An artist’s rendering of a photograph in another medium is a derivative use of an image and does require the written permission of the copyright owner prior to use.
    9. Re-creating a copyrighted photograph is a derivative use and therefore requires the permission of the copyright holder of the original image.
    10. Reference use of a photograph or any part thereof requires the permission of the copyright holder.

The Media Photographers' Copyright Agency is a program of ASMP (The American Society of Media Photographers), through which ASMP members can market their images via the Internet.

Plain English Discussions & Information about Copyright

By Brad Templeton's (Founder of the EFF)

10 Myths About Copyright Explained

Heavy Metal Madness: Stealing Reddy Kilowatt and Other Tales of Image Theft
We borrow ideas and imitate designs all the time, so when we lift a vintage image to use in our own projects, is that stealing? It, err, depends, says Gene Gable (and the law). In this installment: Gene admits to graphic thievery, or what he learned from Joe Wieder.