noreturnphotos wrote:I know the others here will have a better answer but.....
I watched a segment on the photoshop TV episode. They were discussing this very problem. They had an entertainment lawyer on to talk about the photographers rights and the subjects rights.
I would suggest that you make the effort to contact your District Attorney's office or State's office to be sure.
I think that being it was a public display.... but who knows anymore in our country!
Bonish Photo wrote:This is a question that is asked thousands of times on another forum I'm a member of. 99% of the time, the answer is as long as it was a public event, you dont need to have permission.
If the event was private, then you would probably have to get model releases from the people in the photos. I know I've been to many events and taken photos of participants, the crowd and the actors or attendee's and have never had any conflict with selling photos afterwards.
gldiana wrote:Agree with the above, as long as it is a public event you don't need permission.
Chaos wrote:gldiana wrote:Agree with the above, as long as it is a public event you don't need permission.
If this were true, I could take your picture at a public event and use it for any commercial or promotional purpose I wanted, on billboards, TV commercials and so on and there would be nothing you could do about it. I'm confident you would not adopt the same position in that event. Fortunately for you and countless other people, the fact that an event is public or private is irrelevent to whether you can use their image for commercial purposes.
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