Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: copyright
- On Nov 25, 2006, at 6:35 AM, Mickael Therer wrote:
> At least here in Belgium and in France too and possibly many otherI think the most important factor here is that this is work for hire
> countries, the copyright of an architect always supersedes that of a
> photographer. So you do hold the copyright on the photographic
> document but you also owe royalties to the architect for reproducing
> his work and he is entitled to sue you if you don't have the proper
> authorisations. In this particular case I would first inquire what the
> architect's position is regarding his own copyright and draft, from
> there, a contract acceptable by all three parties.
- you are not shooting for yourself and then selling your works, as
in a gallery, you are being commissioned to shoot for a client.
Bottom line though is discuss this with the client; even present them
different quotes, one with a rights buyout, one where you maintain
the rights and give them unlimited license to use the images as they
see fit (or something less).
It all depends how strong a hand you have with the client; but as
Mickael says, there are other rights issues attached if you're
shooting other creative works, so you likely won't own all rights
associated with the images regardless.