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What is the impact of the EU discussion on restricting freedom of panorama?

I'm quite interested on the current discussion on "freedom of panorama" in EU, which seems to basically restrict a lot photographers' possibility to take shots of monuments, architecture and maybe ...
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Is it permissable to share photos of recognized brands as nonprofit art?

I have read few blogs on this question, but many of them contradict themselves, and even some admit that themselves as it is such a contradictional issue because there can be different use cases that ...
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Right to use a photo taken at a Russian train station

I took a cool photo whilst standing on the platform of Paveletsky station in Moscow. Its a bit like this one. Do I have the right to use my photo on the cover of a book that I'm publishing?
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How do I transfer copyright ownership over multiple photos?

I'm wondering what the process is of transferring copyright ownership is. I ask because my wife and I have started a small photography business and are now getting questions regarding copyrights. ...
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When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?

I was at a friends wedding and I was taking pictures while a photographer was there. I uploaded my pictures and put my own edit on them. Now she is asking me for credit for the pose and styling. Do I ...
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Do I need permission from the photographer to use images taken of me in my personal portfolio?

I am a paid model, my work comes from both agencies and portfolio websites such as purestorm.com. Photographers pay me to take photos of me and my question is am I allowed to use these images on a ...
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If my photo is “copied” through a painting, is that a legal?

Are both scenarios legal? I own a photo, and someone painted a replica (using canvas and paints) and sold prints. Someone altered it using Photoshop to look like a painting and sold prints. Do I ...
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Lightroom - How Do I find Photos that are Missing Copyright Metadata?

On my last import, I realized that my copyright information wasn't being applied automatically. I don't know how long Lightroom has been doing this, but I need to go back and apply the missing ...
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Can I use a Getty Images photo of me? [duplicate]

Can I use a photo of me taken by AFP/Getty Images? I am applying for a Apple WWDC Scholarship. I want to use this image in a app that will not be distributed. Only Apple employees will see this. I ...
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Copyright of a product

If I were to take a picture of an item I own, lets say a backpack. And were to photograph it for product photo website portfolio. Are there any chances for legal repercussions for using this product? ...
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What steps should I take if my photo is used without permission?

I like contributing to community groups with my photos, such as to Flickr photopools, and some more local groups. I do it mainly for feedback and improvements, and, quite honestly, I like it when ...
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How do you detect when your photos are used without copyright permission?

How can you tell when your images are being used without your consent? In other words, How can you find your images being used in the real world? I imagine the most prolific medium using images ...
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Which rights to photographs should I retain when writing a contract?

The title says it all, but to clarify, assuming that the client does not have a specific contract that I must sigh or specific clauses that they want added, what rights to the photographs that I take ...
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Is modifying a photo to educate generally fair use?

A recent article about street photography suggested pointing the camera into the sun and taking silhouettes as "a great way to create a dramatic effect while maintaining the anonymity of your ...
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Commercial use of photos of toys?

Recently I played around with some lighting and macro shooting of some of my (beat-up) Matchbox toy cars from the 1970's. The results were pleasing to my eye and I had visions of making my millions by ...
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Why do event organisers have the right to restrict the activities of photographers?

Many public events such as sports, concerts, etc have restrictive policies that limit the ability of the audience to take photographs. These policies can vary from an outright ban to a ban on the use ...
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What is the philosophical justification generally accepted by photographers on why they should be able to profit privately over public property?

Say someone takes a picture of Lord Nelson's statue in Trafalgar Square at dusk, and sells on his website for profit. Is it not arguable that people would not buy it if it weren't a statue of a ...
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I was asked to design a calendar using my photos, what do I charge for the “art fee” for 12 photos, should my name and copyright be included?

Last year, and for the first time, I tried creating and selling calendars featuring my photography. They turned out pretty good but in the end I spent too much time on choosing the photos, the actual ...
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Can a photo of a book page be copyrighted?

Suppose one takes a photograph of a book page. There's no artistic interpretation, the result is effectively a copy of the page. The book is not copyrighted. Can the photograph be copyrighted by ...
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Can old photos be used in a self-published memoir without permission?

I am helping an older person self-publish her memoir. She has photos of students in plays that she produced in a school setting some 30 plus years ago. She cannot now track down these people to get ...
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How do I handle international copyright violations?

After the disappointing news regarding copyright rules recently, I thought I'd check to see if any of my images were being misused, too. I found one of my images apparently growing legs and wondering ...
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Doesn't the spread of photographs on social media fall under copyright infringement?

Everyday thousands of pictures (memes,celebrity pics, wallpapers) are shared by users like me on websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and many other websites. We get likes and shares ...
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How much skill and effort (in the process of taking a photo) is needed to have copyright over it? [closed]

In the recent monkey selfie discussion, seems that the point about copyright is that who takes the photo owns the copyright. Other questions are also related to this: Can someone take a picture of ...
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Should I be worried about ownership of photos taken on my camera by others?

If you are at a social event, such as a party, and someone wants borrows your camera to take a couple of photos (which will typically be of the photographer!), are you concerned about copyright ...
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Model Using Photographs Without Permission?

Model releases are often discussed where the photographer needs the model's consent to have the photo published/used commercially. But what about the other way around? Can the model use the photos the ...
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I just saw my children in a photograph on the wall of a chain restaurant. What rights do I have to protect their image?

A friend alerted me she saw my children in a photograph hung in a chain restaurant. Although the picture was taken at a public event, I never gave permission for anyone to sell the image of my ...
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If someone makes a picture of me, who owns the right to it?

Say, someone snaps a picture of me. Do I own the rights to it? Or is it the photographer? My intent is to find out for U.S. but a plethora of in-depth answers is very helpful!
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Can I use a photograph on Facebook or elsewhere that I sold to an artist and are there any copyright infringements

I have sold a high res photograph to an artist and have subsequently used the same photograph in low res on my Facebook page. The artists is now claiming that I cannot reuse the photograph as he now ...
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Can I be required to delete a photo from my phone?

Recently during a performance at a theater (in the US) I took a photo of the stage during intermission and was warned not to do so by a member of the staff because of "copyright issues". I apologized ...
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Where can I host my pictures for free without giving up rights? [closed]

I want to host some pictures at low cost (less than flickr). I have come across Shareapic and Imgur. However, imagur strips the meta-data off of uploaded images, and I couldn't find much information ...
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Is there any situation where it is legal to post a photo taken in private property without permission? [closed]

Photos taken in public are generally considered to be publishable without requiring permission. Photos taken on private property are generally considered to require permission (in the form of a ...
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What determines who owns my photographs?

I work for a California university as a writer and web developer in an insect science department. My job description also includes photography (mainly of faculty and their projects), but the ...
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Do I need copyright for a music for photo presentations? [closed]

I'm making a photo presentation consisting of background music and slides. It's not for a commercial purpose, I'm a hobbyist. I might be displaying it on public showings and/or my personal website ...
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Licensing for wedding photos, to protect photographer, but allow freedom to clients?

We're looking at booking a professional photographer for our wedding, but I am a little unhappy with assigning complete control of photos from our own wedding to a photographer. The contract she ...
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Who has ownership of images taken for work in UK?

I work for a UK higher education institute, and have taken some photos for online & print (surgical procedures, labs, equipment etc) Photography is not a part of my job description. Who owns the ...
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find source image and it's copyright [closed]

I want to use some image in my web project if they are allowing for me to use them.(copyright low). now how can i understand in which site they used before and are they have copyright and register ...
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How do copyright licenses and model/likeness/publicity rights interact, if at all?

I release many of my photos under one or more Creative Commons licenses. One of them was recently uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, and I was approached by a moderator there with an inquiry whether I had ...
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Can I set my camera to add my name to each picture?

I have a Sony W690 PointAndShoot camera, and I'd like to know if it's possible to add my name to each photo that I take, similar to adding the date on our pics. I have seen pics that have the ...
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Is this type of photo manipulation still violating copyright law?

I am a photo student and I am doing a photo series on contemporary art. I plan to take pictures of contemporary art from printed books (photo of a published photo of an art work). And I will be ...
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Does photograph copyright ownership belong to the person who “just” pressed the shutter-button?

In a situation where Person A has a photograph idea/concept, an auto-portrait for example, sets up the scene, lighting, and instructs Person B how to compose the photograph, which leaves the Person B ...
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Copyright Was Released to All Images: Does this include all RAW photos?

In our wedding photographer's contract it states that she includes the "Copyright RELEASE to ALL Images" and does not specify to only the edited images. Do we have the right to demand the RAW image ...
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Can information like a signature, secret key or password be encoded in a photo?

I want to protect copyright of my photographs. So, I've decided I'd like to put some signature like information in my photos. According to my research, - I have copyright as default and I don't ...
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Still-life reconstruction considered plagiarism?

I am really bad at still lifes. That is, I never even attempted making one. So I decided to try and make a photo of freshly baked bread. I stumbled across a few amazing shots on the Internet which I ...
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Can someone take a picture of me, then claim copyright over the material? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If someone makes a picture of me, who owns the right to it? A lady took a photograph of me, then posted it in a smear campaign against me. I was the obvious subject of ...
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How do I copyright my photographs?

What exactly, if anything, do I need to do in order to copyright my photographs? I have done some research into this topic and find a wide range of answers. Some articles on the web are stating that ...
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How do I make sure I keep rights to photos I take for a band?

Recently, a friend of mine asked if I could photograph his band to use as promotional material along with their newly-recorded album. They want to use the image(s) to send to record companies, put on ...
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What licences allow commercial use but not distribution?

I have taken some photos and I want to allow free commercial use but not allow re-distribution. More specifically what I want to do is to allow people to use them on their own ( commercial or ...
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Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?

Here's the scenario: I work for a company that does some home improvement work. An architect designed the house, we did the work. I found pictures of that work online, contacted the architect and ...
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In Canada, who owns the copyright to a photograph that has been taken by a hired photographer?

According to The Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) Section 10.2.a states: (2) The person who (a) was the owner of the initial negative or other plate at the time when that ...
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In Connecticut, do employees have rights to photographs of themselves?

In Connecticut specifically, if an employer hires a company to take photographs of their employees (headshots with nothing in the background that may be considered company property), do the employees ...