Re: Re: lawyer wants all rights to his daughters senior portraits
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Posted by Francis Farmer on May 09, 2001 at 05:22:04:
In Reply to: Re: lawyer wants all rights to his daughters senior portraits posted by M. Arthur Auslander on May 08, 2001 at 05:16:10:
: : I am a professional photographer, that was hired to photograph a girls senior portrait. I received a call from her father today. He stated that because I was hired by him, I didn't own the copyright to her photos. He is demanding that I release the copyright.
: : Can I get a clear answer to give back to this man. He asked if I knew of a copyright attonery in my town, which he stated he didn't think so, but then I doubt he is qualified in this area. Thanks FF
: Dear Francis Farmer,
: Without taking professional responsibilty, it is my belief that unless there is a writing assigning you copyright rights, you own the copyright.
: The may be legal limits on the right to exploit the picture of another but that doesn't take away your copyright rights.
: Registration sets up the enforceability of this right.
: M. Arthur Auslander
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