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Copyright law

Discussion in '"Umm, Photography?"' started by Ummfish, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Just so everyone knows, the rules with photos are: Ask nicely first, wait for a reply from the photographer, then print out and hang (or turn into a desktop background or whatever). I've never, ever had anyone turn me down if I ask nicely to use their photos. But it is the photographer's right to do so if they wish. And a lot of people get really peeved if you don't ask first.

    The copyright law is really confusing. The law states that the photographer owns the copyright to their photos and has the right to control how their photos are used. Just because they post them here doesn't give anyone the right to print them and use them for other purposes unless the photographer says it's okay.

    I don't want to get into a situation where photographers decide to stop posting their photos here because this turns into a place where people don't respect the artist and their work. So remember, ask first and respect the photographer's decision, whatever it may be.
     
  2. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Would a moderator please make this a sticky?

    Thanks!
     
  3. jonthefb

    jonthefb Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    ask and you shall receive!

    p.s. great info to have stickied!

    cheers~!
    jon
     
  4. jasonh

    jasonh Amphipod

    I'm glad this was posted. There is a lot of confusing stuff about copyrights sometimes.

    I wish I could find the link, I used to have a bookmark of a short guide to the basics of copyright stuff when it comes to photos.
     
  5. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  6. jasonh

    jasonh Amphipod

  7. Ummfish

    Ummfish Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

  8. Mini T

    Mini T Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

  9. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Good video!

    Im sure you know all too well in your line of business...
     
  10. Mini T

    Mini T Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh yeah, it's just a big part of my world. I'm actually pretty easy going if asked first.
     
  11. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think most people would be perfectly happy to share if you give them credit for it. After all the whole point of a picture is to share it with others (well most)... JMO
     
  12. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    don't worry matt none of your "well most" pictures are on the internet...................yet lol.
     
  13. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

  14. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    thats one of those you dont want to get out...
     
  15. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    HAHAHA oh good old mayors lol.
     
  16. prolawn_care

    prolawn_care Sardine M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thats what being a politician can do to you! Especially with obama in charge, but thats a whole nother can of worm worthy of it's own thread...
     
  17. hurrafreak

    hurrafreak Orca M.A.S.C Club Member

    Oh yeah don't open that can just yet because from the sounds of it we are on different sides of that fence lol.
     

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