Re: Photos, copyright etc.

Tony Thompson

jim betz wrote:


1) If a photo is in a book - that is copyrighted - does that copyright
only apply to the book or does it also apply to the photo? Isn't
it the publisher of the book's responsibility to clear the right to
put a photo in a book?

       Only the book is copyrighted. All authors get permission for use of any images they use, if their publishers are paying attention. The permission to publish in a book is often "single use only," meaning that no permission for OTHER publication was granted. Sure, the publisher has made sure the author got permission for THAT use; but that has NOTHING to do with YOUR right to use said photo.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history

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