Re: Providing customers with calendars and shirts using photographs from portrait studios
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on September 04, 2000 at 10:29:12:
In Reply to: Providing customers with calendars and shirts using photographs from portrait studios posted by Mari on September 04, 2000 at 10:14:50:
: My customers have requested that i make shirts and/or calendars that consist of photographs they have had taken at a portrait studio. Is it an infringement on copyright laws to use the photogtaphs? If so, would it be possible to use a portion of them?
It is good that you are as perceptive as you are. Paying for a portrait only give you the ownership of the picture not the rights in the image created.
Unless there is a written assignment, there is a serious risk. Cropping the image doesn't deprive the owner of rights.
M. Arthur Auslander
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