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« on: December 09, 2007, 18:22 »
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What are the restrictions about using maps in images?  For a request in DT, I shot some maps in an atlas, but using selective focus to emphasize some areas and blur others - I suppose this is ok, is it not? 

The requestor showed an example found in DT also, it was a very small detail of a map, apparently with some edition effect to darken some areas. 

The requestor also wants a full world map and a map of Brazil, but then I think I can't do that (unless again the shallow DOF idea is allowed and they want emphasis in one area).

Regards,
Adelaide


« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2007, 18:41 »
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I have some student photos with maps on the classroom wall behind them. Accepted everywhere but Istock and StockXpert.  One slipped through at Istock and flamed in a month.... it's a shame, I have about a dozen in the series that sell very well.

They are perfectly right though - copyrighted artwork.

« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2007, 18:45 »
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Pixart,

In my case the map is not just an element - it is THE subject.  As I said, blurred in some areas, focused in others, so it's not like I am reproducing the map, still I am not sure it is allowed.

This is not mine, but the requestor was asking for something similar:
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Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 18:50 »
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No identifying features... likely okay on the sites other than IS and StockXpert.


 

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