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Questions tagged [copyright]

The legal term that protects ownership of creative works and restrictions as to how those works may be used by others.

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Can I sell a calendar made from images of TV casts I found online? [closed]

I want to make a monthly calendar and the images I want to use are cast members of CW show One Tree Hill. Can I use cast images I find online and put a quote on them and sell the calendar? Is that ...
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Photographs to Canvas Prints then Selling [duplicate]

Is it copyright infringement to take a photo of toys, collectibles and dioramas and have the image transferred to a print or canvas and then selling that item on Amazon or Etsy?
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Do I have the copyrights to post a picture I took of someone on instagram?

A girl messaged me on Instagram to take boudoir pictures of her at her house. I went to her house, took her pictures. I went home, edited, and sent them. She said she loved them, but she asked me not ...
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Where to draw the copyright line?

Back in high school, our photo class did a lot of assignments molded after great works of the day (or at the least, famous images that we wanted to copy). For example, copying some of Edward Weston's ...
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Can a photo of a page of a copyrighted book be used commercially?

Can a photo of a page of a copyrighted book be used commercially or released into the public domain for reuse?
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How can one sell prints yet be sure to retain commercial rights to the work?

A friend has offered to sell me prints of some of her photographs, and we were wondering if it would be wise (in principle) to have me sign something which commits me not to reproduce or resell the ...
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How are copyright infringements verified when a photo is initially made in JPEG, not raw?

Suppose I make a photo and publish it and then find that someone else published it and claimed it's their photo. Or any similar situation - it doesn't matter. So one of the parties of such an argument ...
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Copyright for photos I took whilst “self employed” UK

Total newbie here, having some trouble from a ex-boss. I’m a dog walker in the UK I “worked” for someone else’s business as self employed. No contract, they give me a rota of dogs to walk, I invoice ...
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What is license of a combined/derived image from CC0 sources?

I have a couple of images which are CC0 licensed. But I want to combine these images and create a new image and use it in a commercial project. Are CC0 licensed images allowed to modified and used in ...
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How can people use licensed images on Facebook pages without any copyright issue?

I have seen popular Facebook Pages with millions of followers like Eric's Creamy Memes, Meme Supreme, Wholesome Memes, Lean Mean Saucy Memes, Dankland, that post images that don't belong to public ...
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What is the licensing terms of images found on mobile/desktop wallpaper websites?

I have an image which I want to use in my project. I reverse image searched it on Google and TinyEye tool to find its original source. What I found was a bunch of wallpaper hosting websites for phone/...
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Who owns the copyright of a picture/video in which my car appears?

Let's say I am participating in a motorsports event, someone captures a photo/video of my car (and I am driving it) - can they use the photo/video without my permission? And also the other way round: ...
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If i took a picture of a city landmark in Dubai and put it on my website, do I need to get a copyright for my image?

I am running a small business consulting firm in Dubai. I am updating my website with a genuine image, so I took an image of the city with my own camera, a landmark without any people or logos of ...
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Do storefront signs appearing in a photo constitute fair use?

Some photos of mine which I took downtown shows several stores in the background. These stores have their sign showing their company name or logo and are for various internationally known brands. The ...
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Proving who's the owner of a picture

If you sell a picture online, how can you prove you are the creator of it? And, in the same way, but the other way round: if I buy an image, what should I check to make sure I'm buying it from the ...
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My grandfather gave me a box full of negatives. Does it implicitly give the copyright to the pictures?

My grandfather, who lives in Cuba, gave me a box full of family picture negatives that he shot in Cuba from around 1940's to 1970's. Some of these pictures are very interesting and I think could sell ...
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Am I legally allowed to publish my own photos of commercial products on my website and social media?

I am a freelance fashion & wedding photographer from India, and now have started product photography. I have done a lot of test shoots at my home studio using brands like Coke, perfumes, beauty ...
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Can someone else use photos of my house in a listing if personal possessions are visible [closed]

When I sold my house I put a listing on Oldhouses.com. Two of the photos had personal items of ours in them. The people who purchased our house put it back on the market after six months. In ...
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I'm looking for anything to protect my images online

I'm running a photo studio. As one of my services, I launched the web gallery to select the images by clients. But as the time goes, the customers don't select images and do screen capture and save ...
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Personal Image vs Photographer Copyright

I had some piercing work done at a private residence by someone who has quite a few followers. I asked them to take some pictures on my phone but they told me not to worry and that they had a camera. ...
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What are the basic rules to put a logo in your photos without spoiling them? [duplicate]

What are the basic rules to put a logo in photos which are taken by you? Where to add a logo that makes a picture more beautiful rather than spoiling it?
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How do I credit a photographer that wishes to remain anonymous?

I have a picture taken by a friend of mine that I wish to use on a book cover. Normally, credit would be given to the photographer with a line on the copyright page of the book with all the other ...
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Is re-branding a risk that a photographer should take early in his hobby/ profession?

I understand this is not a technical question, I hope you don't mind. Following are some vital bits of context as to why I have this dilemma: I have been trying to think of a name for a year already....
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Can I modify an image I found on Shutterstock for my own commercial purposes?

Could you tell me, if I find something that I like on Shutterstock and I decide to modify if it or create something similar and use that with my own commercial product, could be I punished or face ...
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Copyright Infringement?

So I have a buddy that works as a sales rep for a local beer company. Every weekend he attends some type of event with his beer company's beer in a booth. I tagged along to one of these events and ...
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use of my photographs infringing my copyrights?

an art instructor who charges for his courses is using one of my photographs in his class. all the students including himself have painted the photograph and he has posted his painting on his site. I ...
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Who owns the copyright to photos I arranged but had someone else take?

I want to apply for an exhibition with a series of photos of myself. I did all the set-ups, framing and choosing the space and everything was done with my camera. However I had my friend take the ...
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Which EXIF fields do I use to store Creator information?

I'm a amateur photographer that from time to time publish photos on various web sites for non profit. I would like to add EXIF copyright information to each image so individuals/companies ...
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How can I add copyright information to my photos with a Sony Alpha 37?

I have a SONY Alpha 37 Camera. I have been looking for the possibility to enter the author´s name and copyright details, but I found nothing. Does anybody know how can I get it?
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How can I tell if I can use a photo found on multiple websites for a personal website? [closed]

I'll try to make this short. Also if this doesn't belong here, can someone direct me to a proper place to ask this question? I have a photo found on two stock photo websites (for a price) and a ...
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How Do I Add Copyright Information to My Nikon D5200?

I recently came across this article which documents how a photographer tracked down his $15k worth of stolen gear by identifying images set with his copyright in the metadata. I would like to do the ...
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Do I need consent prior to posting pictures on social media?

I took engagement pictures for friends last year. I wasn't paid or given credit. I now want to get into photography and want to put those pics on my social media site. Would I need consent?
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Can I upload pics I took for a paid job, even though the company asked me not to?

I recently did my first paid photography job. I have given a copy of the photos to my client and they said "Please do not publicly release the pics until we have released them (which could be 2 years ...
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track what people do with the images on my website

I am about to start a website with my photography. While I do not plan to secure the images in any way (the resolution of the images there will not be big enough to do anything meaningful with it - ...
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I want the rights to the photos taken of models I pick

I want to make my calendar of men. What do I need for model release of the photos to me? what is a far price to pay the photographer and models? Would I have rights to the photos?
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Can I use photos of my own dogs that were taken by someone else?

I recently started a pet accessory business and wanted to use some pictures of my dogs that had been given to me as a Xmas gift last year. The person who took the photos says they own the copyright ...
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Can I make commercial use of an image which is readily available but with unclear licensing?

I found a desktop wallpaper on the web that i would like to use for commercial work. I am interested in using about 30% of this image, but I am not sure if it is legal. I googled a lot and there is ...
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Public (or not?) event in Thailand - Who owns copyright of pictures? [closed]

I don't know if it could help in the question, but I will state some informations about me: Nationality = Italian Residence = Germany A week ago I was in Thailand and took some photos of ...
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How do I obtain copyrights for my photos [duplicate]

I took a photograph. It's my creation. How do I get copyrights for that image? Not only for that photo, but many. What are online and offline ways to obtain copyright?
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Photo copyright question

There was a factory scrapbook of a production line of a company. The book had important photographs of the company products. The factory scrapbook was started in the 1910s and continually updated to ...
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How do I autofill the copyright metadata for the current Lightroom catalog?

When I was using Lightroom, I accidentally overwrote the copyright metadata to 2009. Is there any script or technique inside LR4 (or with some free software) so I can calculate and rewrite the ...
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What am I legally entitled to do with a photograph I've purchased?

If I purchase a professional photograph - am I then allowed to treat or adjust that photo any way I wish once I own it? For example, would it be an infringement of the copyright to enlarge the ...
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Will editing an image in a significant way alter copyright?

I have heard in the past that editing an image to make it significantly different than its original form will allow you to use it without worrying about copyright laws. Is this true?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...