ADVICE NEEDED legal issue of taking photos at a public car show

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  1. phil-ray

    phil-ray TPF Noob!

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    hi people

    i hope this is the right section

    can i have a little advice please

    im a photographer for a car site www.jon44w.com and attended a car show at the weekend.

    baiscly i thought and presume that if u have a car at a show show on a stand u dont need to have the owner of the car to sign anything for me to take the picture and put it up in one of our gallerys.

    a guy has now pmed me saying this

    i have taken down the photos in question, just for the pure thing of less hassle, but im just wondering where do i legaly stand on this if i didnt wnat to take the photo down?

    im in n ireland so english law would be what im under

    thanks
     
  2. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    in America, you need releases.
     
  3. killcrazy

    killcrazy TPF Noob!

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    But UK law isnt US law is it.....



    http://www.sirimo.co.uk/media/UKPhotographersRights.pdf

    This may help shed a little light on the subject. might not like, i havent looked into your query specifically. but this has helped me in the past.

    Hope it helps you out.
     
  4. JimmyJaceyMom

    JimmyJaceyMom TPF Noob!

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    ugh! I don't know how ot help you I don't know the answer but what a dork!
     
  5. skieur

    skieur TPF Noob!

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    Legally in Canada, US, Britain, or anywhere else that I know of, you do NOT need releases to take photos of objects, property, things etc. If that were the case, there would be very few photos of anything. :lol:

    A car can certainly NOT be copyrighted and it was in a show accessible to by the general public. If the owner did not want photos taken of his car, he should not have put it in a show in the first place.

    Tell him to get stuffed.

    skieur
     
  6. Looks like if you weren't trespassing at the event, or if the event was on public property, you can do with the images as you please.

    If you were at the event without invitiation, or were trespassing in any way, or if the Alfa owner owns the event location as well, then you are limited in what you can do.
     
  7. phil-ray

    phil-ray TPF Noob!

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    the event was gheld at a local museaum but was accesable to the public free of charge, I was not tress passing and the club owners and museaum people knew i was there taking photos for the site i work for.

    as i said i pulled the pics down to keep the guy happy but im good to here where i stand on things like this, its actualy the first time someones told me to pull pictures.

    thanks guys
     
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    I'd put them back up, with an Alfa he'll be back under the bonnet trying to fix it rather than surfing the web very soon.

    Explain to him that the copyright is in fact yours, and he has no right to use these pictures in any way without having a signed release form from yourself - that should keep him busy in between fixing electrical faults and rust!
     
  9. Stretch Armstrong

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    God, I like your spice! I was thinking the same thing except it wasn't stuffed, I was thinking.:thumbup:
     
  10. killcrazy

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    Yeah, i would put them back up to, and if he complains again then explain to him that you hold the copywrite etc.
    But if i were you, if the registration plate is showing then i would blank it out. As if it were me, that would be the only thing that id be annoyed about.
     
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    I Could Have Not Said It Better

     
  12. Steve Wynn

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    In the U.S. it is simple! If you're using the photos for promotional or advertisement purposes, and it sounds like your are.... you must have a signed release!

    This is covered frequently in The Professional Photographers of America forum www.ourppa.com

    You have to be a member to benefit from the members only forums on copyright and legal etc.

    Steve
     

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