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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

While at a local pub I noticed a lady with a cell phone camera taking covert pictures of me with out my expressed permission, Covert ? Really ? If it was "covert" how can you know she was taking ...
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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

Legal rights seem to vary strongly from country to country. For example: USA: Allowed to publish the photo even UK: Court will decide between a balance of the right of privacy and the right of ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Then public domain is not the choice of yours. Public domain means just that. People can use it for whatever purposes, even without telling who the copyright holder is1. Consider a permissive ...
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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

In Canada for example, photos in all areas that are public area is fair game as long as the photos are not being used for commercial use. If you are in a private area that is opened to the public, ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

You might consider using the Pixabay site. From that site: Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay ...
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What is the licensing terms of images found on mobile/desktop wallpaper websites?

Does that mean, that I can use that image(and other such images found on wallpaper hosting websites) without worrying about its license and attribution? No! Someone owns the rights to that image....
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Simple. Just write your own license†, dictating the terms under which people can use or are restricted from selling usage of your photos. This is very common. Historically, most licenses of ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

I think one of the Creative Commons licenses with the NonCommercial clause should do what you want. See https://creativecommons.org/choose/?lang=en where you can choose the features you want for your ...
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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

Whether, and to what extent, the photographer has the right to use photos with identifiable people in them, without the agreement of those people, varies substantially around the world, as other ...
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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

In Australia you need the land-owner or tenant's permission to take a photo. If you are on public land you are permitted to take a photo. "Public", by definition, means not private, so if you are the ...
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What can a photographer do if the client does not like the editing?

Communicating your Style Just bring your personal style actively into the contract talks, if that is a strict thing for you. A client might not be aware that the style that you show off on your ...
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Can I modify an image I found on Shutterstock for my own commercial purposes?

I am not an attorney. This answer does not provide any legal advice, other than to advise you not to rely on legal advice from strangers on the Internet, and to consult an attorney in your ...
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Proving who's the owner of a picture

Typically when you sell an image they you supply a hi-res jpg. If you shot in raw (never give away your raw file) having the raw file will prove that you are the owner as the person you sold the JPG ...
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What is the licensing terms of images found on mobile/desktop wallpaper websites?

Just because someone has copied something without paying attention to copyright does not mean that the actual author loses ownership. Wallpaper collection sites are notoriously loose with this. You're ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Use a standard license A typical user of stock photos will check out multiple photos. Any new license means another day (or more) to research the implications of the legalese, in particular if they ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Other answer give good advice on licenses. However, if you want your images to be free and therefore you can't use a very restrictive license, you just need to make stock photos company's service to ...
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What license do I use when I don't want stock image companies charging people money for photos?

Public domain is a legal status of where no copyrights exist, you cannot cause that to happen (w/o dying). **Rights have to be waived or transferred (some rights cannot be transferred). A CC-0 (zero) ...
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What is license of a combined/derived image from CC0 sources?

You can use pretty much any license you want — but make sure the image really is CC0. There are a wide array of Creative Commons licenses meant to cover different situations. CC0 is special — it is a &...
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How can I obtain a license to use Bing images?

Bing do not host neither own copyright of images it display. You should go to the page which host the image, talk to the owner if this is personal web site and/or check if the image is from stock ...
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Licensing/copyright of an image hosted on Flickr's static CDN?

Lee's answer is great (I'm glad to learn about the photoID URL hack). Here's how I found the answer: Perform a Google "Search by Image". The search ...
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How can people use licensed images on Facebook pages without any copyright issue?

You can't, legally, but as you note, the practice is so pervasive that it's unlikely that you'll get in any particular financial trouble. From a moral and ethical point of view, though, please don't. ...
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Do we need a license to sell the photos of Empire State Building?

US copyright law explicitly permits photography of copyrighted buildings from public spaces, commercial or not. This includes interior public spaces. https://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#...
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What can a photographer do if the client does not like the editing?

Delivering 3,000 photos is ridiculous. I believe it is poor branding for a photographer, who is delivering art, with a particular style. Part of wedding photography is the specialness and uniqueness ...
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How do I get Photoshop back after hardware restore?

You will need the original installation media, or at least the code that came with it. Maybe it is in an email you got, or it is on the (paper) receipt, or a sticker on the box or on the CD. If you ...
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Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies?

I think this question needs a more direct and concise answer than existing answers are: Can I make a woman who took a picture of me in a pub give the image to me and delete all other copies? No ...
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Is using image found on google (without watermark) and turning it into pixel art with some filter would be illegal?

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. Not having a watermark does not put the image in the public domain and so you are using those images without permission to create another artwork. This is called ...
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TV show is asking to use a photo, what now?

They're banking on the hope that your desire to have one of your images used in their production (or maybe in the promotion of their production, you haven't exactly made that clear) will overcome your ...
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A company is asking for my photos on a Creative Commons 4.0 licenses, I don't agree with all the terms, what can I do?

The user/licensee needs the right to distribute the image if it is to be of any use to them. The term "distribute" here means to make public/share; not to relicense the work. The way the ...
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