[thelist] photo copyrights

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz
Mon Jul 20 16:28:36 CDT 2009

Hi Nan,

You'll be surprised at what response you get when you just ask. Many
people may be happy to have their photos on the site so long as the
appropriate image credit is given.


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Nan Harbison wrote:
> Evolters,
> I am about to do a website for a former US Olympic athlete. She wants
to use
> several of the photos taken of her during the Olympics, and
afterwards, like
> when Campbell Soup used a photo of her (and paid her for it). Another
> was in Life Magazine.
> So the question is - what about the copyrights on these photos? Since
> are of her, does she have any rights to use them on her website for
> business? Or does she have to track down the photographers, call
> Soup, etc. and get their permissions?
> Thanks,
> Nan
Hi Nan,
Without knowing the exact rules in the different countries I would say
she would not have any rights to use them as they are the property of
the photographer
or the company that had them taken. I guess there could be exceptions
Asking if you can use them is probably a good idea either way.


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