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Re: filmscanners: OT: Copyright on Photo's

I believe catalog use (for sales) is usually considered "fair use", and
protected from copyright infringement.  You might wish to place a
watermark through the image, so the digital file is not reproducible in
any realistic manner.


> Technically no; but you can probably get away with it if you make them low
> resolution thumbnails, since you are using the images to advertise the
> selling of supposedly legitimate original prints or copy prints which the
> scans represent and not the scans themselves or prints made from the scans.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Frank Nichols
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 8:45 PM
> To: Filmscanners@Halftone. Co. Uk
> Subject: filmscanners: OT: Copyright on Photo's
> I know this is off topic, but since so many members here that produce
> photo's commercially I hope you can answer a question for me.
> I purchased a set of 4 Landscape Prints at an auction a couple days ago. It
> is my intention to sell them on eBay, however, they are un-signed so I am
> not to optimistic.
> My question is: "Can I scan them, and display a small picture of them on
> eBay for advertising without violating the copyright of the original
> photographer?"
> TIA,
> /fn


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