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I took a photo of a guitar. Do I need a property release to sell it as a stock image?

I recently took a photo of a guitar. The logo of the company that makes the guitar is not shown in the photo. Do I need a property release from the manufacturer or the owner to sell it as a stock ...
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Where can I find information about what things require property releases and what don't?

In order to license pictures to stock photography providers, one needs to include a model or property release when needed. For instance, in EyeEm.com they claim that: The Eiffel tower by day does not ...
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Do I need permission to use images of real estate properties we manage?

Hi I work for a property management company and we'd like to use images of the properties which we manage within our portfolio on our website and social media/marketing materials. They are just ...
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Someone used my photo. I didn’t have a release signed. Legal?

My photo (an artistic shot of the downtown Los Angeles skyline, which shows part of the property where it was taken) was used without permission. The thief used it to make a website for the property ...
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Can I sell photos of public property?

Do I need a legal release to sell photos of things such as railroad tracks and plants/animals that are in public property? If I do need a legal release, who do I get it from if it's public property? ...
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Should I ask the hotel permission to shoot potraits in their room/suite?

This is a question specific to US law, and this is the first time I do this, so that is why I ask. I booked a quite nice hotel suite in NYC and I'd love to shoot portraits of a friend there that is ...
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Can I sell a book that includes pictures of people's cats?

I live in Portland, OR, USA. For the past couple of years, I've been taking Instagram pictures of cats in my neighborhood. All the pics are taken from the sidewalk or the street. Some of them show ...
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Can I publish (online) a photo I took of someone else's house?

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 ...
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Is it legal for me to sell a photo taken from within a store without the store's permission?

I shot some photos of a store's interior for a blog that was highlighting that particular store. Is it legal for me to sell prints of the interior of that store? The photo just includes chocolate in a ...
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Has there ever been a ruling on the necessity / legality of a property release for non-trademarked property?

While this is a legal question, it's an area often broached by photographers: that of the property release. An individual's right of publicity is widely recognized, and obtaining model releases from ...