Copyright or not?

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Frogman1484
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:34AM

I have a friend who has a great collection of aircraft and scifi models that he has personally built himself.


 


He has asked me to photograph them. If I wanted to upload the photo's to istock, would I need a property release for them?


What copyright issues will I have, if I make sure that the model manufacturer logo and name is not visible?


 


Thanks in advance for your time.
kelvinjay
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:21AM
Are these things of his own design, or are they of things like the USS Enterprise?
Frogman1484
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:34AM

Not his own design. They are models of military aircraft ans some scify space ships.


I' m thinking if I take the phots with no logo's how can some say it is their model?


Is that wishful thinking?
TheRealDarla
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:09AM

You'll come across problems such as Paramount owning the design of the Starship Enterprise.   It doesn't matter who sold the model or who built it.    Anything that would be recognizable as "that thing from [whatever movie]" would be a problem.


 


 
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:55AM

Posted By Frogman1484:
Not his own design. They are models of military aircraft ans some scify space ships.

I' m thinking if I take the phots with no logo's how can some say it is their model?

Is that wishful thinking?


Yes. The same as taking the logo off a VW and pretending no one knows its a Beetle.
Frogman1484
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Posted Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:52PM

Thank you for taking the time to explain that. I agree wth your points.


 


Cheers
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