Starting a business specializing in portraiture

Started Jan 24, 2014 | Discussions thread
Graham Snook
Graham Snook Senior Member • Posts: 2,007
Re: Starting a business specializing in portraiture

senduran wrote:

In the UK you can use photos of people for commercial gain without their permission.

Sorry this is incorrect. You can sell the images for editorial use, but not use a person's identity to advertise or promote a product or use their identity in a derogatory manner without their permission.

Imagine I was a vegan and you took my photograph in a public place and used my identity to sell steak, or my child had been killed by a drunk driver and you were to use my identity to promote alcohol both without my permission or consent.

I, as an individual, have the right for my identity not to be used in a derogatory manner. You can't for example take my photograph on the street then use it in a publication to illustrate an article about sex offenders.

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