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« on: June 29, 2017, 20:37 »
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If I took images at an event but wanted to use them commercial is it legal to blacken faces, use the backs of people,stuff like that to where us no identifiable person anymore?


Brasilnut

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 03:58 »
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If I took images at an event but wanted to use them commercial is it legal to blacken faces, use the backs of people,stuff like that to where us no identifiable person anymore?

That's a difficult question to answer since it all depends on the event and how you describe it in the caption. Even some words in the caption or key words that describe the event may not be permitted under a commercial license.

Generally, if you blacken faces or shoot the backs of people it will be OK but it's up to the reviewer. Need to be careful to clone out any trademarks on peoples' clothes and look into the background for any billboards that also need cloning. I was shooting the other day at a wake boarding track and managed to get a whole batch approved by blackening bodies and cloning out logos. No harm in (re) submitting.

Here's an example, attached.


« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 05:25 »
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If I took images at an event but wanted to use them commercial is it legal to blacken faces, use the backs of people,stuff like that to where us no identifiable person anymore?

if the event is in close spaces, it can be that u need a permission....many stock agency, stock ss also will reject the editorial image because u need an approved accreditation from the organizer.

« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 14:20 »
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Here is an example. I have a lot of images like this from events I was credentialed for.
There is nothing I can see in the image that gives away what band, or what performer is on stage. I don't even believe you can tell if the performer is male or female.

How would you approach this? I can understand if during the credentialing they made me sign a no resale or something like that prior. Many times though I just ask and get a yay or nay and that's it, nothing to sign.

Brasilnut

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 16:45 »
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How would you approach this?

No harm in submitting and seeing where you stand. It looks like it will be OK.

I think it's a nice shot but they may reject it for noise (difficult to see from a thumbnail).

Good luck

« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 01:29 »
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But you identify who it is in the title?

« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 03:50 »
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But you identify who it is in the title?

Yeah, haha,  :) you definitely cannot say that this is "Alisa..." anywhere in title, tags or description (or file name).

"Anonymous artist" is your new title.

« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2017, 22:12 »
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Lol, that was what you call an example image :p

This one's already uploaded and tagged as editorial from way back.


 

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