Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:43PM
I just had an image rejected. It was of an old MOBIL OIL SIGN, it was plain white with the red pegasus horse on it. It was round and hanging on the exterior wall of a building that was located at an antique auto museum. It was captioned correctly etc. It was rejected because the main subject was subject to copyright??? I think under the editorial liscense it was fine as it was a SIGN with a logo, not just a LOGO. Anyway I did a seach on a very popular Cola product and saw that there were Isolated bottle caps which were pretty much the main and only subject of those images and wonder why those types of images are allowed but not the one I described because if I was to have knocked out the background wall that the sign was hanging on it could have been a bottle cap for all intents and purposes. I don't really get it.
Posted Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:24PM
I can't offer answers as to why other files have been accepted that you don't think should have been, but I can at least show you a link to the sticky thread at the top of this forum that explains the policy in a little more detail:
Unreleased Copyrighted Material in Editorial
This is also mentioned here in the Editorial training manual.
There is already a thread open here covering this issue:
Deactivation for logo on main focus
And, as always, Scout can provide extra clarity on any rejection if required.
(Edited on 2013-03-26 19:03:57 by kelvinjay)