Legal Question - Photographing scenic view on private property

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  1. washington

    washington TPF Noob!

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    Hey all,

    I am curious on what laws are in place for photographing a scenic view (publicly) from a private property. (View out of a hotel window.) Will I need permission to sell the image from the place I took the photo from?

    Im not photographing anything on the private property, simply shooting the view that I can see. However because I'm on private property where the image has been taken, do I need final permission to sell it?

    I tried searching around and all I seem to find is taking photos on the private property of the actual property or taking photos of private property on public grounds. (if that wasn't confusing!)

    Thanks all.

    -Wash


     
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    john.margetts No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Unless the hotel provided you with a photography policy when you booked in, you are free to shoot from their window. (I am going by UK law)

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    I suspect it is similar nere in the USA. Unless the private property notifies you of restrictions, the law defaults to general use.
     
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    That is great information to hear. I will try to search their policies tonight.

    Thank you both!
     

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