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Sylvia Renick

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When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« on: November 10, 2013, 11:39:06 AM »


When a photgrapher sells the pictures (files) of a photoshoot to the customer has he or she relinquished copyrights to those files?
In essence can the customer use those files in any way they chose, and specifically to make money?
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Re: When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 11:41:04 AM »

Depends on the contract you made.
You'd have to look in the individual case and discuss it with a lawyer.

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Re: When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 11:57:06 AM »

Only if the copyright is explicitly transferred in writing, form what I understand, or done as a "work for hire" agreements. Check with an attorney to see what he things is the case for your individual circumstance.
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Re: When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 12:35:04 PM »

In general, copyright stays with the photographer. Exceptions are, as mentioned, "work for hire" and if specified so in a contract.

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Re: When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 12:55:52 PM »

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Re: When does a photographer lose copyright to a file or photo?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 01:44:17 PM »

Thank-you!
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