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Photography Clause

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Big Will, 20th Jun, 2016.

  1. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Was wondering if you purchase a property and you want to use the vendor's photos is there a requirement to get permission?

    If so I would much appreciate the wording of how you include this into the conditions or do you make it part of the inclusions?

    Thanking all in advanced,
    Will
     
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  2. Touristy

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    Yes generally copyright would be held by the photographer with rights brought to use photos for only advertising by that agent/agency. Unless the photos were taken by an employee of agency then I imagine they might let you. Depends on your use etc of photos once you get them. A real estate photographer myself.
     
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  3. Paul@PFI

    Paul@PFI Tax Accounting + SMSF Business Member

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    I have also been given the photo by the agent.
     
  4. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    Always best to ask as a condition on the contract. Have your solicitor add the condition. Here's an example of that (3), and related conditions:

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  5. Touristy

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    Always ask etc but doesn't matter what clause you put in if agent doesn't hold copyright. Not his work to distribute or give permission to use. Usually there is a contract between photographer and agent for use only in advertising for sale only. Unless like I said they have an in-house photographer or an unusual contract. Us photographers have got to be tactical in how we protect our work. It's never black and white.
     
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