Re: Photography law
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on August 08, 2001 at 23:40:36:
In Reply to: Photography law posted by Chris Knight on August 08, 2001 at 06:13:18:
: I'm a photographer in Chicago and I recently took pictures of a Parade. Some were from far away and some were close-ups of individuals. I would like to make postcards and posters out of some of them. Do I need Model releases?
Dear Mr. Knight,
You should be complimented for your caution. Without taking any professional responsibility for this answer, it is my belief that the picture has a news value and is not a direct exploitation of the people involved, as such there may be no problem. The individual photos are a bigger risk.
M. Arthur Auslander
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