license question - photo of museum exhibit
jamesd at jml.net
Wed Nov 24 05:06:09 EST 2004
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004, Hugh McGuire wrote:
> I have a license, copyright question: if I take a photograph of a museum
> exhibit, (say dino bones at the smithsonian), can I put those photos
> into the public domain?
It depends upon the rules you agreed to with the museum when you took the
photographs. Many simply allow photographs for your own personal use,
requiring a fee for more rights. Others allow more.
I can't recall what the policy was at the Smithsonian, but the Smithsonian
Photographic Services may be able to advise you (http://photo2.si.edu/)
and answer your questions.
"You're turning into a penguin. Stop it"
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