Re: Photos, copyright etc.

Bradley Bower <bradley.bower@...>


The following data link is from the Cornell University Law School on Copyright. This should help clarify this issue on Copyright in the public domain and get use back to the discussion of freight cars.

Best Regards

Bradley C. Bower

Bradley C. Bower

On Jun 9, 2015, at 13:57, "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:


Mike Bauers wrote:

If I own the negative, I may not own the copyright and thus it can not be posted in this group? [I have some of those]

       Right. If you know the photographer (or relatives thereof) you may be able to find out if copyright was transferred to anyone else. But if you have no knowledge of that status, I would say you are not out of the woods. If I were wishing to include such a photo in a book, I would make extensive efforts to find out the copyright status, but for an on-line posting, you may not care enough.
        But Mike is JUST about to bring down the hammer on this discussion, as it is not about freight cars per se.

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