The Intellectual Property Law Server

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Aug 25th, 2019, 9:09pm

Forums Forums Help Help Search Search Members Members Calendar Calendar Login Login Register Register
   Intellectual Property Forums
   Other
   Copyright Forum
(Moderators: Forum Admin, JimIvey, JSonnabend)
   photography and copyright
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: photography and copyright  (Read 1107 times)
colourfulsusan
Newbie
*




   


Posts: 5
photography and copyright
« on: May 3rd, 2006, 4:03am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify


 
.if i took  photos of small children with the theme of _expression of babies , what r the jurisdictional issues as in india,child is the face of god but in Usa ,nude photos are defined as ****igraphy.
 
susan
IP Logged
Isaac
Senior Member
****




   


Posts: 3472
Re: photography and copyright
« Reply #1 on: May 3rd, 2006, 6:17am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Nude photos are not defined as ****ography in the US.
IP Logged

Isaac
frydaync
Newbie
*




   


Posts: 1
Re: photography and copyright
« Reply #2 on: May 7th, 2006, 5:36am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

I have a question not related to the above comment--but concerns copyright and photos. I'm trying to decide if it's worth hiring an attorney- just to stop any further use of this.
 
A dear friend gave us his only copy of a wonderful photo he had taken years ago. There is no negative. A local gallery arranged a retropective of his work and asked to borrow ours for the show. While they had it, they removed it from it's frame, made a digital copy, and used that to market the show.  
On his recent death he gave them the rights to his work.
Now they have a copy of my photo hanging up, and it will soon be for sale.
I feel betrayed, as it was my only gift from him--it was a one of a kind...
Is this ethical, legal?? I know he had the rights (only) to his work, but what they have is a digital file of MY property.
 
Thanks for any recommendation someone can give--I'm just sick and have taken it and put in the closet I feel so illl....... Embarassed
IP Logged
JSonnabend
Moderator
Senior Member
*****




   
Email

Posts: 2251
Re: photography and copyright
« Reply #3 on: May 8th, 2006, 7:49am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Actually, the digital copy they have is not a copy of your property in the copyright sense, but the original artist's property.  Your rights are in and to the actual copy you have, not in copies of it.
 
Whether or not you have a contract cause of action against the gallery I can't say, but even if you did, pursuing it very well may not be worthwhile.
 
Ask yourself this question: putting aside the basis for any suit against the gallery, what are your damages?
 
- Jeff
IP Logged

SonnabendLaw
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
Brooklyn, USA
718-832-8810
JSonnabend@SonnabendLaw.com
Pages: 1  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »
Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.2!
Forum software copyright 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board