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Questions about law/legal issues affecting photographers

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If I use a public domain image can I own the copyright to the resulting artwork?

I was thinking of using public domain images as backgrounds to my photos. Do I still technically "own" the resulting work?
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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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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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Street Photography: Can you take pictures on the street and enter them in contests?

Do you need the permissions from the subjects? Specially if there is money to be made.
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Can I publish photos taken in public legally?

Who actually owns a photo that is taken in a public place?
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What are the most important issues to cover in a portrait photo contract?

I am planning on doing some photo sessions for friends and want to do it right. I want to have a contract, but I'm not sure what all I need to include. What are the most important issues to cover in ...
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What are good resources for Photographer's Rights around the world?

As a photographer, I take a lot of pictures around the world. In the US, the rights for photographers are pretty clear cut, although harassment and bullying occur at the hands of security and law ...
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Is watermarking worth it?

I've recently become aware that one of my photos has been used by a national newspaper beyond its licensing terms (cc-by-sa-2.5, used without the required credit), and whilst I can pursue them for ...
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What is “Fair Use” (US Copyright Law)

Sometimes one will hear of a photo being reprinted, redistributed, or otherwise used without specifically being licensed or having permission granted. Often the defense is called "fair use". What ...