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Offline BubbleWright

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Camera/Photo Question
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:40:31 PM »
You hand someone your camera to take a photo of you. Is that photo considered to be taken by you because it is taken with your camera?  I ask this question to see if it is ok to post such a photo in the picture thread. ??? ??? ???
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Re: Camera/Photo Question
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 03:47:23 PM »
I would say it is yours to post, but if you know who assisted, you might offer a thanks. Obviously, if you are in it, you cannot lay claim to have been the photographer. (I'm using "you" in the general sense)
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Re: Camera/Photo Question
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 03:40:33 PM »
Say I lend you my paint, brush, and canvas so you can do a portrait of me.  Do you claim to be the artist? Of course not.  ;)

The equipment is yours, the results of the image are the person who framed the image and pushed the button.  This is a funny gray area, where dual copyright happens.  Basically you are agreeing to an unspoken agreement. 

"Here, please use my equipment to create a unique image, but by returning it to me you waive your rights to it".   

Or something to that effect.  :)
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