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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Welcoming Andy Johnstone as a Member of our Blogging Team!

Today, we are very happy to welcome a new member to our blogging team, Andy Johnstone.

Your New Team Member, Andy Johnstone
Andy’s interest in copyright is rooted in his experience as a photographer. Indeed, after having spent twenty-five years in the military, Andy switched career paths in 1998 and became a professional photographer, working in London.

He soon found that copyright is an essential aspect of the photography trade, and endeavored to learn as much as he could on this subject, so he could use it to best advantage. This came easily, as Andy always had an interest in the law. He soon found out that his intellectual property knowledge reached well beyond the immediate needs of a photographer, and started sharing this knowledge with others, whether to fellow photographers or other interested members of the public. Andy wrote: “Today I think of myself as, first, an unpaid copyright consultant, and then as a photographer.”

As Andy is now, in his own words, semi-retired, he has more time to pass on some of his knowledge acquired over the years. He has been a regular contributor to the CopyrightAid website for the last five years, and will now also share his expertise with the readers of this blog. 

We are all very happy at The 1709 Blog that Andy has accepted to join the team! 

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