photographers - releases - copyrights..etc

Leonard Watkins mannish@alltel.net
Thu May 8 18:24:53 EDT 2008


I know the photographer owns the photo but not sure about the laws 
concerning selling it.

I am sure that if you could not sell photos then the 'paparazzi would be 
working at Sears photo studios instead of following Paris Hilton & Britney.
LW


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick Hertel" <bloozguy@teksavvy.com>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 5:15 PM
Subject: Re: photographers - releases - copyrights..etc


> I am sure that Dick Waterman could give a definitive answer here but I 
> don't
> think you are in the clear. It seems to me that if you say, took a picture 
> of
> Mick Jagger and then tried to sell it you *might* not have a problem but 
> make
> a T-Shirt and I believe you have crossed some line where you are trading 
> on a
> name and lawyers will pick your bones and confiscate your firstborn.
> (Assuming you haven't gotten permission from the Mickster)
>
>
> On Thursday 08 May 2008 17:47, Leonard Watkins wrote:
>> When you take a photograph of someone then you own that the rights to the
>> photo.
>> Example: If I went to music festivals took pictures of the artists then I
>> can sell those pictures without any form of release..etc from the artist.
>> Is that correct..?
>>
>> also curious if I took that picture and made a T-shirt could I also sell
>> that without any problems.
>>
>> Obviously I am not selling pictures but the issue came up and I don't 
>> think
>> it is an issue at all
>> thanks
>> LW
>>
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