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Posted by Debra Roe on July 18, 1999 at 10:00:42:
I would like to get copies made of several family
photographs to include in photo albums for my children.
These photos were taken by professional photographers,
but I have no idea of the name of the photographer, the
studio, or in some instances the city or state. A lot
of these photos were taken before 1978, so I assume
they are part of the public domain and I can have them
What about those taken after 1978? Any information you
can give me will be greatly appreciated.
Also, one more question. How can a wedding
photographer or his studio be considered the copyright
owner of wedding photos? The client pays for the
photographer's time, film, and the proofs(before they
are even taken) and a tip is expected on top of that,
and I don't think there has been an original wedding
photo in the last 10 years.
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