Before the rush

Before the rush
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Usual disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If the use of these images could potentially cause you a serious problem at work, talk to a lawyer in their professional capacity. The best place to start is probably the UK copyright service's page on Photography and copyright; paragraph 1 is the crucial one here. This then comes down to whether the photos were taken "...


In the UK, the law states that you are allowed to take photographs in a public place. Therefore, if you are in a public place (sports event or otherwise), you can reasonably expect to have your photograph taken. However, as it was a sporting event you were at, I imagine the grounds or sports centre where it took place were privately owned? In which case, ...


It seems that the case is reasonably clear. Following Wikimedia's take on things [2], I could expect to be photographed during the competition and therefore the venue could be classified as public. For the publication of that photo the rules are slightly harder but according to [1] publication seems to be allowed. I am not clear on the commercial use of ...

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