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Portland Head Light requires a Property Release??
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:27:11 AM »

The coast of Maine has been drawn, painted, and photographed millions of times. I submitted a photo I captured (attached) and getty tells me I need a property release. Well I contacted the State of Maine, they said they didn't think I needed one to sell my photograph, but recommended I reach out to Cape Elizabeth Maine who runs the place, I did and they didn't either.
My question is does anyone know why 500px and Getty require a property release for this image? I shot a different angle and that image was fine..
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Re: Portland Head Light requires a Property Release??
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »

Just a knee-jerk reaction on their part, to cover their a$$, just in case.

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Re: Portland Head Light requires a Property Release??
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 12:16:56 PM »

Just a knee-jerk reaction on their part, to cover their a$$, just in case.


That makes sense!
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Re: Portland Head Light requires a Property Release??
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 04:54:41 PM »

since PHL is found just about everywhere from street vendors, crafts fairs to folks on the grounds.. I would say that state would be writing a LOT of releases..

I didn't think public property required a release?? there is no fee to get on the grounds there....
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Re: Portland Head Light requires a Property Release??
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 07:21:27 PM »

Bob I agree with you, And like Slobodon said I just think 500px is just covering their a$$es

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