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7.0 Legal Requirements

7.4 Places, Locations & Venues

Monuments & Landmarks

Some monuments and landmarks are not in the public domain and cannot be uploaded here, depending on their location, the artist, age, and any relevant restrictions. Check our Technical Wiki first, and then do some research online to find out if a particular landmark or monument has restrictions regarding commercial photography. When you do upload an image of a landmark or monument, include as much background information as possible.

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Professional Sport Venues & Olympic Installations

Stadiums around the world (including Olympic venues and installations) are all unique and have distinctive features that make them highly recognizable. Images of stadiums (interior or exterior) or other professional sporting venues and events are not acceptable, even with all logos and banners removed. We may accept close-ups of bleachers or generic-looking cropped views if they aren't specifically identifiable. Teams, leagues and players hold all the rights to images of their events, practices, or other public appearances, all of which are strictly protected. The companies or corporations associated with these venues and events may hold all the rights to commercially licensed images. Please note that there are usually disclaimers on the backs of tickets prohibiting photography and filming.

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Zoological Locations & theme or Amusement Parks

Images taken at Zoos and Theme and Amusement parks, including but not limited to identifiable enclosures, installations and animals cannot be uploaded to iStock. Most places that charge entrance fees have restrictions (which may include fees & approval on usage) or prohibit filming and photography on their properties for commercial purposes.

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