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Author Topic: Intellectual Property Rights at POD sites  (Read 649 times)

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« on: July 18, 2018, 16:02 »
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Hello,

I have seen many people selling images of places (Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower night shots etc.) as posters, framed prints so on, while they can only be sold under editorial license at stock photo agencies.

Can someone clarify if it is ok to sell those images as products at POD sites?


« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2018, 17:50 »
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Hello,

I have seen many people selling images of places (Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower night shots etc.) as posters, framed prints so on, while they can only be sold under editorial license at stock photo agencies.

Can someone clarify if it is ok to sell those images as products at POD sites?

You can upload anything to POD sites given that you agree to their Terms and Conditions, which state that you will only upload images that you own the Intellectual Property Rights to.  In other words they have passed the buck as far as infringement is concerned. Stock agencies indemnify the images at a cost to them to give their buyers confidence in their product, although under their Terms and Conditions they may expect to get some of that back from the contributor, they pass the buck, but the buyer is covered.

POD sites often remove images when it is claimed that Intellectual Property Rights have been abused e.g. Fender, Olympics and FIFA have all asked PODs to remove items with anything slightly related to their branding on them.  Seems the PODS think that they can only be sued if the images remain on site after a Cease and Desist request.   Stock agencies are more proactive in rejecting and removing offending images due to the indemnity offered to their buyers.

« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2018, 08:26 »
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Thank you obj owl for the reply.


 

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