Property release required?

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Property release required?

Postby TidalPoolExplorer » Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:33 pm

If I take a picture of a gorgeous sunset over a bay and in the photo is also a sailboat and the name of the sailboat is easily readable in the photo, do I need a release from the sailboat owner to sell the photo to an individual for private use or to include it in a slideshow that I sell for private use?


Any thoughts about this would be helpful.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Property release required?

Postby debngar » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:11 pm

If I take a picture of a gorgeous sunset over a bay and in the photo is also a sailboat and the name of the sailboat is easily readable in the photo, do I need a release from the sailboat owner to sell the photo to an individual for private use or to include it in a slideshow that I sell for private use?


Any thoughts about this would be helpful.


Can you photoshop the boat name out of the picture?

That might do the trick.
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Re: Property release required?

Postby Glyn » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:45 am

Interesting
In the UK, if you are on public ground (Shopping malls etc will belong to someone) you can take a picture of anything, except customs and excise officers.
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Re: Property release required?

Postby DickK » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:51 pm

As I understand things, the situation you describe should not require that. However, whatever site you pulled that from has decided otherwise which they can do and obviously have done. I don't know what legal basis they might (or might not have for such language.) I have experience with images taken of my property and used in a public forum (newspaper) and no one asked my permission. I didn't look that hard but a casual question to a lawyer got the response that there was no objection possible provided the photo was taken from public property and the photo represented nothing but a public view. But if you want a real answer you would need to consult an attorney in the appropriate jurisdiction.

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