Re: Baseball photos and copyright law
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 24, 2002 at 00:28:51:
In Reply to: Baseball photos and copyright law posted by Helen on April 23, 2002 at 22:19:14:
: Hi! I am a hobby photographer and specialize in baseball photography. Last year I took over 7000 photos at Twins' games in MN. I have the chance to sell some of my photos to individuals and also to have them published in a new local baseball magazine. Do I need to be concerned about any rights violations if I sell or publish photos of baseball players ... mainly from MLB or the individual teams? The new magazine is only getting one-time use rights from me, but I want to be sure I have the right to sell any images I create as a freelancer. Thanks for any help!
Without taking professional responsibility for this answer, my understanding is that as news there is room for photos to be used. Commercialization of the photos may have risks.
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