Re: Re: Copying Photos
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Posted by Debra Roe on July 19, 1999 at 07:12:37:
In Reply to: Re: Copying Photos posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 19, 1999 at 05:21:25:
: : 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
: : copied. Correct?
: : 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.
: You cannot rely on 1978 to keep you fee of the law. A photographer is paid to deliver photographs. The intellectual property rights are owned by the photographer not the purchaser. A little knowledge can be dangerous.
: M. Arthur Auslander
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So there is no way to legally get copies of professional portrait photographs without the consent of the photographer?
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