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« on: January 20, 2014, 14:31 »
I see a lot of B-17 P-51 type images with what looks like no property release.  Most have the registration number removed in PP I am guessing.  So few of these aircraft left, it would seem the unique paint jobs would make them Identifiable.  Are these just old images and no new ones accepted without release  ??

« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 14:38 »
Most likely older uploads when rules were different.

« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 23:21 »
Can you upload them as editorial?

« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014, 09:56 »
yes, newsworthy if they are taken at an event, which is likely they would be.
or even as a representation, a trademark. The new editorial category at shutterstock.

BANANA AIRFIELD, OKLAHOMA USA - December 24, 2013: Photo of a p 51 North American Mustang from the red tail squadron in a high speed dive over the airfield. The "Mustang" was a WW2 fighter plane with a long  action ratio that could escort the heavy bombers into  German occupied Europe. This plane was flewn by captain Sam Black as an escort at the famous raid on Schweinfurt in Germany .

« Last Edit: January 21, 2014, 10:23 by JPSDK »

Uncle Pete

« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2014, 10:24 »
That's a good possibility. Someone could look at the dates on the images already for license.

Most likely older uploads when rules were different.

JPSDK has one right answer. Maybe the safest all around.

Even though the military bought and used these, it's not a Govt. funded project (like NASA Etc.) which means P-41 Mustang for example, North American Aviation owns the rights to the design. They are now part of Boeing.

Reason for mentioning that is sometimes companies go out of business and the designs fall into public domain. The military markings should not be protected, but the plane design itself is.

Another viewpoint is, that Boeing isn't going to chase people around for using a photo of their old airplanes. I suppose someone could write and ask them for a release? In which case, you might have an advantage over other non-released versions?

« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 13:06 »
thanks for the help.   Not sure how hot of a seller anyway,  plenty available and special need only.


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