This article on cnn.com sparked my interest:http://www.cnn.com/2003....ex.html
Streisand is suing Adelman because he is taking photos of the CA coastline (which include her estate and secret access roads and la la la) and publishing them on the web and selling them.
* First of all, she should just get a gate and stop worrying. I mean how many people are out to see her place!?
* Secondly, is it legal for us to take a photo of anything in public view? Is the question then publishing(?), and to publish do we then need the owners permission?
So if I'm in a chopper flying around the Chicago Skyline (and Mayor Daily doesn't have me shot down for terrorism ), can I take a sunrise city skyline photo and sell it? Or do I need to contact every building owner and get permission? And what if I'm just taking one of the Sears Tower? Do I need permission then?
Another scenario, more people than landscape related:
What if my neighbor is out in his back yard playing with his kids and I decide to take photos from my rooftop... do I need permission to publish? What if I'm standing on the city street and take photos of him? What if it's his dog? Do dog owners have rights over them?
Any sarcasm, experience, and legal knowledge welcome!!