Postcard image rights

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Postcard image rights

Post by fatboyjim » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:30 pm

Dear All,

I am intending to have some postcards printed in the next few weeks.

I am asking people to submit their photographs and the best will be made into postcards, the proceeds going to the local primary school.

If I have these printed professionally, who then owns the copyright to the image? The original photographer?

Any help would be much appreciated.

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James.

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Post by CopyrightAid » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:51 pm

Yes. Copyright will belong to the photographers. (Unless of course the photographers have entered into an contract in which they transfer the copyright to you - but I guess not as you are here :) ).

I would recommend that you obtain consent in writing from the photographers for the use - a simple slip/page explaining how the images will be used wthat the photographers can sign should be fine.

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Post by fatboyjim » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:05 pm

Many thanks for clearing that up. I would rather be sure at this stage than get into difficulty later.

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Post by CopyrightAid » Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:02 pm

That's a very good attitude to have :)

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