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Using photographs of someone else.

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
eg: If i took pictures of someone i'd have to get them to sign a release form so i can make the photographs public.

If I didn't do this - What law would I be breaching?

I don't think it's the copyright law..
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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1 Like #1
You don't need a release.
1 Like #2
You can make the photo public without a release form - e.g. I highly doubt the paparazzis get actors / celebs to sign release forms.

Its more a method self preservation (from lawsuits)
#3
Well passing someone elses work off as your own. I know the word is "plagurism" but i dont know what act its under.

I worded the top wrong.
#4
All depends where you want to use it.
If you snap kate moss running down the road in a rush and then sell the image to a diarrhea company to front their new ads, you will be screwed. but in a gallery or portfolio ie not selling or making money from, you should be fine with nothing.
1 Like #5
again if your selling a photograph and it resembles someone elses ie the madonna issue. thats "plagiarism" or if you have someone else work in the image, jesus it gets complicated i think you need a release form if you have the gurkin building in your shots
#6
Ah - youd need to get them to consent to the relevant use you plan on putting the photos too.

Its not a release form (which is basically something photographers get their models to sign in certain circumstances), what youll need is a consent form from the original author
#7
and it is a breach of copyright law fyi
#8
Forsaken
You can make the photo public without a release form - e.g. I highly doubt the paparazzis get actors / celebs to sign release forms.

Its more a method self preservation (from lawsuits)


It is only about manners, a lawsuit would fail. It is not against the law to take a photo of someone and publish it.
#9
if its being published in a magasine, newspaper - youre right (as deemed for educational / information purposes)... if being put to commercial use (e.g adverts, brochures etc) - it is illegal...
#10
Forsaken
if its being published in a magasine, newspaper - youre right (as deemed for educational / information purposes)... if being put to commercial use (e.g adverts, brochures etc) - it is illegal...


I would like a link to this law.
#11
Thanks guys, i'll rep you all.

Also, on regarding if you rang a company and recorded the call wihout their permission then posted it online which law is that in breach of?

I know its one....
#12
It is because you are actually taking a snap of the public place and the person/celeb/whoever just happens to be in the shot. If you use it to promote anything you bring the person to the forground and remove that legal pretence of the public place being the focus. Also this is why the only sucessful actions against paps have been when the photographer leans over a fence etc and hence it is a picture of private property that the celeb just happens to be in.
#13
Link to mention made by alternate in re met chief http://www.out-law.com/page-6730

Helpful info found at http://employment.practicallaw.com/0-202-1411
#14
t0mm
Thanks guys, i'll rep you all.

Also, on regarding if you rang a company and recorded the call wihout their permission then posted it online which law is that in breach of?

I know its one....



Not sure of the UK law. I am pretty sure you have to inform the party you are recording - unlike US where only one party has to have knowledge of the recording. Didn't the met chief come under flack for doing this to home office ministers?
#15
UK Photog Rights

Might give you some information your after
#16
like alternate said - its all about public place or not. Show yourself in public then you can be photographed CCTV'd or your image duplicated all over the place with nothing you can do about it assuming you own the photographs you can use them. Private property is something totally different! I've not read the laws posted but assuming you are in the uk, find a site with the laws ending .gov.uk to confirm.
#17
Again - I think some people are missing one small but very important distinction

Whether or not you are in a public place, it will depend on the use for which the photo is being put to. If it is used for a commercial purpose (eg adverts, postcards etc) and the subject hasnt agreed to its photo being used for such purpose, then the subject can initiate legal proceedings and ask for damages / portion of profits.
banned#18
I take pictures of police officers alot during the course of their duties, now let me tell you they really don't like it

"put that away or ill take it off you missuse of telecommunications act"

and another one

"put your phone away or ill take it off you"
"for what reason" - me
"evidence"

lol but ultimately you can take pics of them all you want there is no law against it

I dont know about regular people though but yeah i imagine you can do what you want if you are not making money off of it
banned#19
Proximo
I take pictures of police officers alot during the course of their duties, now let me tell you they really don't like it

"put that away or ill take it off you missuse of telecommunications act"

and another one

"put your phone away or ill take it off you"
"for what reason" - me
"evidence"

lol but ultimately you can take pics of them all you want there is no law against it

I dont know about regular people though but yeah i imagine you can do what you want if you are not making money off of it


It was in the news a while ago that a lot of police don't actually know the law on this issue, you can take all the pictures you want and do what you like with it. Only becomes an issue if you start stalking and harassing someone, you can even go to an MoD site and take all the pictures you want, but I guess if they wanted to they could hold you for 28 days under the anti terrorism act lol
banned#20
lumoruk
It was in the news a while ago that a lot of police don't actually know the law on this issue, you can take all the pictures you want and do what you like with it. Only becomes an issue if you start stalking and harassing someone.


no one likes being photographed doing their job and the police is no exception

its funny when they start talking rubbish though to try and get you to stop
#21
Proximo
no one likes being photographed doing their job and the police is no exception

its funny when they start talking rubbish though to try and get you to stop


If you get pulled over, tell them that you don't know who the car belongs to. Good fun. :)
banned#22
thesaint
I would like a link to this law.


So would I
Also which part of the copyright act would apply to a photo being used in this way.
#23
Forsaken
Again - I think some people are missing one small but very important distinction

Whether or not you are in a public place, it will depend on the use for which the photo is being put to. If it is used for a commercial purpose (eg adverts, postcards etc) and the subject hasnt agreed to its photo being used for such purpose, then the subject can initiate legal proceedings and ask for damages / portion of profits.



I think everyone who commented pointed that out.
#24
i believe you ghave full rights to the photo and doesnt breach any law
the only thing i can think of when you might breach is if anything is spoken
#25
jasonrat
i believe you ghave full rights to the photo and doesnt breach any law
the only thing i can think of when you might breach is if anything is spoken


a talking photo - you have been reading too much Harry Potter, :p
#26
t0mm
Well passing someone elses work off as your own. I know the word is "plagurism" but i dont know what act its under.

I worded the top wrong.

plagarism sorry was bugging me!
1 Like #27
plagiarism, sorry was bugging me. :)

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