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Photographer and entrepreneur Michael Grecco and copyright attorney Mathew Higbee founded Image Defenders after working together successfully to take control of Michael's image rights and win numerous cases resulting in Michael getting compensated for his work.
Michael Grecco started his career in Boston as a freelance wire service and Magazine photographer. He then became a staff photographer at the Boston Herald before moving to Los Angeles to work for People Magazine. That varied experience gave Michael a good sense of rates, licensing and that way the various aspect of the business work. Since that time, he has been advocate for the Photography Industry, first joining the executive board of Editorial Photographers in 1999 and then leaving EP to be on the Board of The Advertising Photographers of America. He remains as Executive Vice President Emeritus of APA and still heads the Advocacy Committee, where he regularly lobbies Congress and the Copyright office in the pursuit of visual artists right.
He is also the creator of the American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, the first not for profit royalty distribution society aimed at distributing collected licensing funds to visual artists. He is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Broadcasting and Film. The creation of Image Defenders has been a natural extension of his advocacy efforts in preserving the landscape and rights for photographers and visual artists. He lives in both Santa Monica, CA and Brooklyn with his fiancée and is an avid motorcycle rider and collector.
Mathew Higbee is an attorney and passionate advocate of the arts. Higbee has helped recover millions of dollars in lost revenue for photographers through copyright enforcement actions. His law firm, The Law Firm Higbee & Associates, was listed as one of the fastest growing companies in the US by Inc Magazine in 2012. They were listed by Lex Machina as one of the top-100 most active copyright litigation firms in 2016 and 2017.
Mathew Higbee is a graduate of the University of Utah’s College of Law. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has several published appellate victories. He is a southern California native. His passion for copyright law and photography is largely attributable to his mother who was a public school art teacher and his father who is an art dealer.