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bodeswell Senior Member • Posts: 1,243
Re: Client care: Photography licensing question

Michael Fryd wrote

In the USA, property generally does not have rights of privacy nor rights of publicity. Therefore you probably don't need the homeowner's permission to legally use the photos.

In the USA there is a complicated morass of local laws, so I would not go with such a blanket statement. There have been cases that upheld a photographer's right to take pictures through open windows where the scene photographed was in any case visible from a public place where the photographer was entitled to stand. But in this case it sounds like the photographer was perhaps inside the house taking pictures of things that could not be seen from the street.

As regards the OP it might be a better business strategy not to irritate the homeowner  or the interior designer unnecessarily unless you have made the licensing requirements clear to both parties up front, before the question arises.

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