August 15, 2018

Who Owns Celebrity Photos

If you market your product to a celebrity and see them post a photo on social media, you should be excited right?  The downfall is who owns that photo?   Celebrity photography has gotten tricky.   Photographers have gone past red carpet photos and have geared up toward street photos.  Sharing a photo registered with the US Copyright Office could trigger damages.  Planning on using the photo for a press release and media?  The bottom line, check with the photographer to see if the photo can be licensed.  Attorney Jeffrey Greenbaum says, “Be extremely careful”.

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