I have a collection of photos that I have taken while touring through display homes that were part of a home-design show. I want to publish the photos online to share with others the architectural design that inspires me.
Photography was allowed in the homes by the administrators of the tours. I may have agreed to some type of restrictions by purchasing the ticket, but I did not sign anything.
I have read other legal questions here to attempt to gain an understanding of this issue, but I want to make sure there are no other restrictions that apply to this specific case.
My questions are:
- When taking photographs of someone else's property, can I still publish the photo legally?
- What about when taking photographs on someone else's property?
- If the property in the photo is "identifiable" as belonging to someone else (or as the work of some architect or designer), does that change things at all?
- If the "conditions" of the ticket purchase did place some restrictions on photography, but the ticket holders do not sign anything, will that still hold up?
I realize that if I were to commercialize my endeavor, I would be well-advised to talk to a lawyer (and I may need to anyway), but I am just looking for some starter advice here.