Join Carolyn E. Wright for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding where photographers have the right to shoot, part of Photography and the Law: Photographers' Rights and Releases.
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Ben Long: So really I can think of it as if I'm the type…of person who would not go to a website…and say, "Here's this photo, I'll go use it…"for something."…Similarly, I shouldn't ignore the fact…that there's that photo in my picture that I'm taking.…I'm not going to go use that for something.…Caroline Wright: That's right, we have to be cognizant.…As copyright owners ourselves, we have to…respect the rights of other copyright owners.…Whether it's a painter, a sculptor.…But when we're taking photographs we need…to be careful about including copyrighted works…in our photograph.…Now, if you're just taking photos for…vacation purposes, nobody's going to complain.…
Then if you take that photograph and use it…for commercial purposes or licensing it,…then that copyright owner probably was going…to get upset.…Ben Long: Right, right.…So there's no place that, publicly accessible,…they're not allowed to take a picture.…Which means any time a cop or a guard or somebody…comes up and tries to take my camera or tells me…I have to delete images, there's no situation…
Photographer Ben Long and attorney Carolyn Wright discuss legal considerations ranging from where you can and can't take pictures to getting signed releases for people and property. Plus, learn about respecting trademarks when shooting commercial work, and your rights as a photographer when dealing with security and law-enforcement personnel.