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If you cannot recognize them, you do not need their permission. Jerry GLB Publishers wrote: > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: Mike Slusher <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > I have a Publisher that is interested in several of them and my question is > do I need to copyright them or not. > > I know a bit more about copyrights than how to select the best black ink for > whatever Epson, so... > As soon as you took the pictures they supposedly hold your copyright, but if > they are not registered you will have much more trouble in enforcing your > exclusive right to use them. Can you put them in an organized book or > portfolio as the equivalent of a publication? Then you could copyright all > of them as part of that publication with a $30 fee. If they are later > published the resulting publication would again be copyrighted as a specific > collection. > > taken of a 7 yr. old boy and his 5 yr. old sister just below Abrams Falls in > the Smoky Mtns they were both dressed as the poor farm Mtn. children did at > the turn of the century and that takes me to my final question even though > you can't reconize them do I need a signed agreement to use this photo? or > release? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks > Mike mslusher@bright > > Yes indeed you need releases. Publishers will be reluctant to publish them > without releases, and in fact you will probably have to swear that you have > releases (hold harmless clause) as part of a contract with the publisher. Oh > the other hand, will the subjects ever see the published prints? > > W.L.(Bill) Warner email@example.com > GLB Publishers > http://www.glbpubs.com > e-Books (Fiction, Non-fiction, Plays) > PerPubPoetry e-publishing > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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