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Author Topic: Olan Mills & Copyright  (Read 23103 times)

Offline Charlene5

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Olan Mills & Copyright
« on: December 05, 2007, 05:02:29 PM »
I was just searching for a good example of that Olan Mills standard blue background and came across their copyright policy.  I know this has come up before but I don't remember if it was sorted or not.  They seem to grant a routine copyright release for portraits that are more than two years old or for services that they do not provide.  I dunno if they do flood restoration  ;D but I think that the majority of the stuff we do is more than two years old. 

Here is the page with the information if you're interested
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Re: Olan Mills & Copyright
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 05:08:54 PM »
That's a great find MJ.  While OPR has never been challenged based on copyright, we still have done our "homework", in the event someone was to challenge us.  I have spoken to professional photographers who have done portraiture, etc. and not one of them had a problem with what we were doing.  Many said that they only keep their images for so many years.  With the digital age, it's easier to keep images for a longer period of time now, but not so in the past.

Here is a link to Photo Restoration Ethics.  We can thank our web man, John Matthews, for this great find.


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Re: Olan Mills & Copyright
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 08:44:32 AM »
Christine, that is an interesting link to the DigitalCustom site, thanks for sharing!

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