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A question I've been pondering - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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A question I've been pondering
Who owns the copyright on the poppy picture a couple of posts back. Is it me as the photographer (yes, there was composition involved - you try taking decent looking macro photographs in a dark environment if you don't believe me), or the Peace Pledge Union as the people who own the design of the poppy? Derivative work, or fair use?


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davefish From: davefish Date: November 14th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC) (Link)
You have copyright of the image.
ewx From: ewx Date: November 14th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: November 14th, 2006 10:52 am (UTC) (Link)
So that's a definite 'maybe' then?
pjc50 From: pjc50 Date: November 14th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have copyright of the image, but they retain trademark rights. Whether that becomes a problem depends on how the image is used.

(Example: contrast taking a photo of Picadilly Circus including the large Coke advert versus taking a picture of a coke can and wrapping it around your own cola cans - the first is OK the second will get you in trouble)
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